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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 Friday, November 1, 2013 at 05:30:00 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 Friday, November 1, 2013 at 05:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 29' South, Longitude: 93° 24' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.20 meters/second, 1617.1 km/hour, 1004.8 miles/hour or 873.2 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.75 miwest0° 00' 00.8"0.02 misouth16.75 mi
1 hour15° 00' 00.8"1004.64 miwest0° 00' 47.8"0.92 misouth1004.61 mi
24 hours0° 00' 16.0"0.30 miwest0° 19' 03.7"21.84 misouth21.84 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, November 1, 2013 at 05:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 03' South, Longitude: 64° 31' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.17 meters/second, 1606.2 km/hour, 998.1 miles/hour or 867.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.4"16.63 miwest0° 00' 10.6"0.20 misouth16.63 mi
1 hour14° 30' 27.6"997.91 miwest0° 10' 40.8"12.23 misouth997.82 mi
24 hours12° 06' 50.0"833.26 mieast4° 08' 43.8"284.89 misouth876.91 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BantamFri 12:00 Noon460 km286 miles249 nmNortheast NE
BengkuluFri 12:30 PM1531 km951 miles827 nmNortheast NE
JakartaFri 12:30 PM1733 km1077 miles936 nmEast-northeast ENE
BandungFri 12:30 PM1763 km1096 miles952 nmEast-northeast ENE
PalembangFri 12:30 PM1781 km1107 miles962 nmNortheast NE
SingaporeFri 1:30 PM2090 km1298 miles1128 nmNortheast NE
Kuala LumpurFri 1:30 PM2152 km1337 miles1162 nmNorth-northeast NNE
SurabayaFri 12:30 PM2259 km1403 miles1220 nmEast-northeast ENE
PontianakFri 12:30 PM2374 km1475 miles1282 nmNortheast NE
Diego GarciaFri 11:30 AM2425 km1507 miles1309 nmWest-northwest WNW
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