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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 04:40:00 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 Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 04:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 47' South, Longitude: 105° 54' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.57 meters/second, 1614.8 km/hour, 1003.4 miles/hour or 871.9 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"1003.23 miwest0° 00' 47.3"0.90 misouth1003.20 mi
24 hours0° 00' 04.3"0.08 miwest0° 18' 49.8"21.58 misouth21.58 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 04:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 04' South, Longitude: 88° 42' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 441.01 meters/second, 1587.7 km/hour, 986.5 miles/hour or 857.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.9"16.44 miwest0° 00' 10.0"0.19 misouth16.44 mi
1 hour14° 28' 54.9"986.33 miwest0° 09' 56.5"11.39 misouth986.15 mi
24 hours12° 46' 16.5"869.84 mieast3° 43' 11.0"255.68 misouth901.24 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
The SettlementSat 11:40 AM475 km295 miles257 nmNorth N
BandungSat 11:40 AM890 km553 miles481 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BekasiSat 11:40 AM954 km593 miles515 nmNorth N
JakartaSat 11:40 AM962 km598 miles519 nmNorth N
SurakartaSat 11:40 AM967 km601 miles522 nmNortheast NE
SemarangSat 11:40 AM994 km618 miles537 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MalangSat 11:40 AM1061 km659 miles573 nmNortheast NE
SurabayaSat 11:40 AM1119 km695 miles604 nmNortheast NE
DenpasarSat 12:40 PM1222 km759 miles660 nmEast-northeast ENE
BengkuluSat 11:40 AM1280 km795 miles691 nmNorth-northwest NNW
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