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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 Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 03:50:00 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 Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 03:50:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 47' South, Longitude: 118° 24' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.59 meters/second, 1614.9 km/hour, 1003.5 miles/hour or 872.0 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.72 miwest0° 00' 00.8"0.02 misouth16.72 mi
1 hour15° 00' 00.4"1003.28 miwest0° 00' 47.3"0.90 misouth1003.25 mi
24 hours0° 00' 04.7"0.09 miwest0° 18' 50.2"21.59 misouth21.59 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 03:50:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 55' South, Longitude: 100° 47' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 441.23 meters/second, 1588.4 km/hour, 987.0 miles/hour or 857.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.9"16.45 miwest0° 00' 10.0"0.19 misouth16.45 mi
1 hour14° 28' 58.5"986.82 miwest0° 09' 58.7"11.43 misouth986.64 mi
24 hours12° 44' 47.9"868.53 mieast3° 44' 23.0"257.06 misouth900.43 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RabaSat 11:50 AM701 km436 miles379 nmNorth N
MataramSat 11:50 AM730 km453 miles394 nmNorth-northwest NNW
EndeSat 11:50 AM746 km464 miles403 nmNorth-northeast NNE
DenpasarSat 11:50 AM759 km472 miles410 nmNorth-northwest NNW
KupangSat 11:50 AM760 km473 miles411 nmNortheast NE
SingarajaSat 11:50 AM821 km510 miles443 nmNorth-northwest NNW
SuaiSat 12:50 PM960 km597 miles519 nmNortheast NE
MalangSat 10:50 AM972 km604 miles525 nmNorthwest NW
SameSat 12:50 PM1015 km631 miles548 nmNortheast NE
SurabayaSat 10:50 AM1035 km643 miles559 nmNorthwest NW
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