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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 05:50:00 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 05:50:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 11' South, Longitude: 89° 32' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.04 meters/second, 1663.3 km/hour, 1033.5 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"1033.52 miwest0° 00' 57.4"1.10 misouth1033.51 mi
24 hours0° 04' 20.2"4.98 miwest0° 22' 58.9"26.32 misouth26.79 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, October 6, 2013 at 05:50:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 43' South, Longitude: 103° 34' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 438.46 meters/second, 1578.5 km/hour, 980.8 miles/hour or 852.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.6"16.35 miwest0° 00' 09.2"0.18 misouth16.35 mi
1 hour14° 28' 40.6"980.61 miwest0° 09' 17.8"10.65 misouth980.39 mi
24 hours12° 48' 35.4"867.65 mieast3° 23' 55.8"233.65 misouth892.91 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MedanSun 12:50 PM1405 km873 miles758 nmNortheast NE
BengkuluSun 12:50 PM1420 km882 miles767 nmEast E
Kuala LumpurSun 1:50 PM1636 km1016 miles883 nmNortheast NE
PalembangSun 12:50 PM1707 km1061 miles922 nmEast E
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteSun 11:20 AM1711 km1063 miles924 nmNorthwest NW
ColomboSun 11:20 AM1717 km1067 miles927 nmNorthwest NW
SingaporeSun 1:50 PM1745 km1084 miles942 nmEast-northeast ENE
Diego GarciaSun 11:50 AM1910 km1187 miles1031 nmWest W
JakartaSun 12:50 PM1916 km1191 miles1035 nmEast E
BandungSun 12:50 PM2009 km1248 miles1085 nmEast E
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