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Day and Night World Map

The map below shows the current position of the Sun and the Moon. It shows which parts of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night.

Map showing day and night parts of the world

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Map notes

  • The day and night parts of the Earth shown are as of Friday, October 4, 2013 at 04:40:00 UTC.
  • The Sun's position is marked with this symbol: Sun symbol. At this location, the Sun will be at its zenith (directly overhead) in relation to an observer.
  • The Moon's position is marked with this symbol: Moon symbol. At this location, the Moon will be at its zenith in relation to an observer. Note that the symbol is not showing the current phase of the Moon.
  • Different shades of darkness are used to indicate night; these shades are in order from lightest to darkest:
    • Civil Twilight (lightest shade)
    • Nautical Twilight
    • Astronomical Twilight
    • Night, no twilight (darkest)
  • Latitude circles
    • NPC – Northern Polar Circle, or Arctic Circle, is at latitude 66°34' N. At locations north of the Arctic Circle, the Sun is visible all day and night during a period before and after the June solstice.
    • NT – Northern Tropic, or Tropic of Cancer, is at latitude 23°26' N and is the northernmost latitude at which the Sun can be directly overhead (this occurs during June solstice, around June 21).
    • ST – Southern Tropic, or Tropic of Capricorn, is at latitude 23°26' S and is the southernmost latitude at which the Sun can be directly overhead (this occurs during December solstice, around December 21).
    • SPC – Southern Polar Circle, or Antarctic Circle, is at latitude 66°34' S. South of this latitude, the Sun is visible all day and night during summer in the Southern Hemisphere.
  • Map is generated based on images from NASA

Position of the Sun

On Friday, October 4, 2013 at 04:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 24' South, Longitude: 107° 12' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.57 meters/second, 1665.3 km/hour, 1034.7 miles/hour or 899.2 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.25 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 misouth17.25 mi
1 hour15° 00' 11.4"1034.72 miwest0° 00' 57.7"1.10 misouth1034.71 mi
24 hours0° 04' 31.9"5.21 miwest0° 23' 06.5"26.47 misouth26.97 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, October 4, 2013 at 04:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 15' South, Longitude: 96° 33' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.35 meters/second, 1614.1 km/hour, 1002.9 miles/hour or 871.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.3"16.71 miwest0° 00' 10.8"0.21 misouth16.72 mi
1 hour14° 31' 16.1"1002.83 miwest0° 10' 53.8"12.48 misouth1002.82 mi
24 hours11° 42' 03.1"808.06 mieast4° 17' 34.9"294.99 misouth857.91 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JakartaFri 11:40 AM197 km122 miles106 nmSouth-southwest SSW
BekasiFri 11:40 AM204 km127 miles110 nmSouth S
SerangFri 11:40 AM222 km138 miles120 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Bandar LampungFri 11:40 AM242 km150 miles131 nmWest-southwest WSW
BogorFri 11:40 AM244 km152 miles132 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Pangkal PinangFri 11:40 AM279 km173 miles150 nmNorth-northwest NNW
BandungFri 11:40 AM282 km175 miles152 nmSouth S
CirebonFri 11:40 AM301 km187 miles163 nmSouth-southeast SSE
PalembangFri 11:40 AM312 km194 miles169 nmWest-northwest WNW
TasikmalayaFri 11:40 AM345 km214 miles186 nmSouth-southeast SSE
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