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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 Sunday, October 6, 2013 at 03:40:00 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 Sunday, October 6, 2013 at 03:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 09' South, Longitude: 122° 03' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.06 meters/second, 1663.4 km/hour, 1033.6 miles/hour or 898.2 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.23 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 misouth17.23 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.9"1033.58 miwest0° 00' 57.5"1.10 misouth1033.56 mi
24 hours0° 04' 20.8"4.99 miwest0° 22' 59.2"26.33 misouth26.80 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, October 6, 2013 at 03:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 23' South, Longitude: 134° 56' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.06 meters/second, 1580.6 km/hour, 982.1 miles/hour or 853.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.8"16.37 miwest0° 00' 09.5"0.18 misouth16.37 mi
1 hour14° 28' 48.4"981.95 miwest0° 09' 25.4"10.80 misouth981.73 mi
24 hours12° 45' 25.7"865.13 mieast3° 27' 41.9"237.97 misouth891.68 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KendariSun 11:40 AM141 km87 miles76 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MakassarSun 11:40 AM292 km181 miles158 nmWest W
EndeSun 11:40 AM411 km255 miles222 nmSouth S
MamujuSun 11:40 AM445 km277 miles240 nmNorthwest NW
RabaSun 11:40 AM515 km320 miles278 nmSouthwest SW
PaluSun 11:40 AM530 km329 miles286 nmNorth-northwest NNW
DiliSun 12:40 PM542 km337 miles293 nmSoutheast SE
KupangSun 11:40 AM579 km360 miles313 nmSouth-southeast SSE
SuaiSun 12:40 PM581 km361 miles313 nmSoutheast SE
SameSun 12:40 PM583 km362 miles315 nmSoutheast SE
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