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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 04:00:00 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 04:00:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 49' South, Longitude: 116° 35' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 459.63 meters/second, 1654.7 km/hour, 1028.2 miles/hour or 893.4 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"1028.11 miwest0° 00' 56.0"1.07 misouth1028.09 mi
24 hours0° 03' 33.1"4.06 miwest0° 22' 21.1"25.60 misouth25.92 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 04:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 42' South, Longitude: 134° 57' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 434.37 meters/second, 1563.7 km/hour, 971.7 miles/hour or 844.3 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' 19.2"971.49 miwest0° 08' 36.0"9.86 minorth971.83 mi
24 hours12° 50' 52.6"863.49 mieast3° 46' 17.4"259.24 minorth907.57 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MataramSun 12:00 Noon100 km62 miles54 nmSouth-southwest SSW
UbudSun 12:00 Noon164 km102 miles88 nmWest-southwest WSW
SingarajaSun 12:00 Noon164 km102 miles89 nmWest-southwest WSW
DenpasarSun 12:00 Noon175 km109 miles95 nmWest-southwest WSW
RabaSun 12:00 Noon250 km155 miles135 nmEast-southeast ESE
MalangSun 11:00 AM422 km262 miles228 nmWest W
SurabayaSun 11:00 AM427 km265 miles231 nmWest W
MakassarSun 12:00 Noon431 km268 miles233 nmNortheast NE
KediriSun 11:00 AM503 km313 miles272 nmWest W
BanjarmasinSun 12:00 Noon543 km337 miles293 nmNorth-northwest NNW
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