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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 04:50:00 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 04:50:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 10' South, Longitude: 104° 33' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.05 meters/second, 1663.4 km/hour, 1033.6 miles/hour or 898.1 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"1033.55 miwest0° 00' 57.4"1.10 misouth1033.53 mi
24 hours0° 04' 20.6"4.99 miwest0° 22' 59.1"26.32 misouth26.79 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, October 6, 2013 at 04:50:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 34' South, Longitude: 118° 02' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 438.74 meters/second, 1579.5 km/hour, 981.4 miles/hour or 852.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.8"16.36 miwest0° 00' 09.3"0.18 misouth16.36 mi
1 hour14° 28' 44.2"981.23 miwest0° 09' 21.4"10.72 misouth981.01 mi
24 hours12° 47' 08.0"866.49 mieast3° 25' 41.2"235.66 misouth892.35 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Bandar LampungSun 11:50 AM83 km52 miles45 nmEast-southeast ESE
SerangSun 11:50 AM207 km129 miles112 nmEast-southeast ESE
PalembangSun 11:50 AM243 km151 miles131 nmNorth N
JakartaSun 11:50 AM273 km170 miles148 nmEast-southeast ESE
BogorSun 11:50 AM289 km179 miles156 nmEast-southeast ESE
BengkuluSun 11:50 AM296 km184 miles160 nmWest-northwest WNW
BekasiSun 11:50 AM296 km184 miles160 nmEast-southeast ESE
Pangkal PinangSun 11:50 AM379 km236 miles205 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BandungSun 11:50 AM390 km243 miles211 nmEast-southeast ESE
JambiSun 11:50 AM409 km254 miles221 nmNorth-northwest NNW
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