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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 Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 05:40:00 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 Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 05:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 48' South, Longitude: 92° 07' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.31 meters/second, 1664.3 km/hour, 1034.2 miles/hour or 898.7 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.24 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 misouth17.24 mi
1 hour15° 00' 11.2"1034.13 miwest0° 00' 57.6"1.10 misouth1034.12 mi
24 hours0° 04' 26.1"5.10 miwest0° 23' 02.8"26.40 misouth26.88 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 05:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 43' South, Longitude: 93° 45' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 444.42 meters/second, 1599.9 km/hour, 994.1 miles/hour or 863.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.0"16.57 miwest0° 00' 10.3"0.20 misouth16.57 mi
1 hour14° 30' 04.5"994.00 miwest0° 10' 25.1"11.93 misouth993.86 mi
24 hours12° 13' 49.5"838.35 mieast3° 58' 34.4"273.28 misouth877.38 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BengkuluSat 12:40 PM1132 km703 miles611 nmEast E
MedanSat 12:40 PM1180 km733 miles637 nmNortheast NE
Kuala LumpurSat 1:40 PM1381 km858 miles746 nmNortheast NE
PalembangSat 12:40 PM1419 km882 miles766 nmEast E
SingaporeSat 1:40 PM1469 km913 miles793 nmEast-northeast ENE
JakartaSat 12:40 PM1636 km1016 miles883 nmEast E
BandungSat 12:40 PM1731 km1076 miles935 nmEast E
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteSat 11:10 AM1873 km1164 miles1011 nmNorthwest NW
ColomboSat 11:10 AM1879 km1168 miles1015 nmNorthwest NW
PontianakSat 12:40 PM1987 km1235 miles1073 nmEast-northeast ENE
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