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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 06:00:00 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 Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 06:00:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 48' South, Longitude: 85° 54' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.53 meters/second, 1614.7 km/hour, 1003.3 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"1003.15 miwest0° 00' 47.2"0.90 misouth1003.12 mi
24 hours0° 00' 03.7"0.07 miwest0° 18' 49.0"21.56 misouth21.56 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 06:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 17' South, Longitude: 69° 24' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 440.66 meters/second, 1586.4 km/hour, 985.7 miles/hour or 856.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.8"16.43 miwest0° 00' 09.8"0.19 misouth16.43 mi
1 hour14° 28' 49.3"985.55 miwest0° 09' 52.7"11.32 misouth985.35 mi
24 hours12° 48' 38.6"871.93 mieast3° 41' 13.1"253.44 misouth902.54 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Diego GarciaSat 12:00 Noon1688 km1049 miles911 nmWest-northwest WNW
JakartaSat 1:00 PM2480 km1541 miles1339 nmEast-northeast ENE
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteSat 11:30 AM2488 km1546 miles1344 nmNorth-northwest NNW
ColomboSat 11:30 AM2493 km1549 miles1346 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MaleSat 11:00 AM2505 km1557 miles1353 nmNorthwest NW
BandungSat 1:00 PM2526 km1570 miles1364 nmEast-northeast ENE
Kuala LumpurSat 2:00 PM2641 km1641 miles1426 nmNortheast NE
SingaporeSat 2:00 PM2660 km1653 miles1437 nmNortheast NE
Amsterdam IslandSat 11:00 AM2677 km1663 miles1445 nmSouth-southwest SSW
PontianakSat 1:00 PM3054 km1898 miles1649 nmEast-northeast ENE
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