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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 13, 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 13, 2013 at 03:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 49' South, Longitude: 121° 35' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 459.64 meters/second, 1654.7 km/hour, 1028.2 miles/hour or 893.5 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.14 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 misouth17.14 mi
1 hour15° 00' 08.9"1028.12 miwest0° 00' 56.0"1.07 misouth1028.10 mi
24 hours0° 03' 33.2"4.06 miwest0° 22' 21.1"25.60 misouth25.92 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 03:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 45' South, Longitude: 130° 08' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 434.27 meters/second, 1563.4 km/hour, 971.4 miles/hour or 844.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.2"16.19 miwest0° 00' 08.5"0.16 minorth16.19 mi
1 hour14° 27' 18.1"971.27 miwest0° 08' 34.4"9.83 minorth971.62 mi
24 hours12° 51' 15.8"863.75 mieast3° 45' 44.7"258.62 minorth907.65 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
EndeSun 11:40 AM116 km72 miles62 nmSouth S
RabaSun 11:40 AM320 km199 miles173 nmWest-southwest WSW
KupangSun 11:40 AM341 km212 miles184 nmSoutheast SE
MakassarSun 11:40 AM380 km236 miles205 nmNorthwest NW
KendariSun 11:40 AM436 km271 miles236 nmNorth-northeast NNE
SuaiSun 12:40 PM438 km272 miles236 nmEast-southeast ESE
DiliSun 12:40 PM448 km279 miles242 nmEast E
SameSun 12:40 PM467 km290 miles252 nmEast-southeast ESE
BaucauSun 12:40 PM542 km337 miles293 nmEast E
MataramSun 11:40 AM609 km379 miles329 nmWest W
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