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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 Monday, November 4, 2013 at 04:30:00 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 Monday, November 4, 2013 at 04:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 25' South, Longitude: 108° 24' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.26 meters/second, 1610.1 km/hour, 1000.5 miles/hour or 869.4 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.67 miwest0° 00' 00.8"0.01 misouth16.67 mi
1 hour14° 59' 59.3"1000.28 miwest0° 00' 46.0"0.88 misouth1000.25 mi
24 hours0° 00' 20.0"0.37 mieast0° 18' 19.9"21.01 misouth21.01 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, November 4, 2013 at 04:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 45' South, Longitude: 117° 21' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.25 meters/second, 1538.1 km/hour, 955.7 miles/hour or 830.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.4"15.93 miwest0° 00' 06.2"0.12 misouth15.93 mi
1 hour14° 25' 28.4"955.46 miwest0° 06' 16.7"7.20 misouth955.22 mi
24 hours14° 03' 57.6"931.71 mieast1° 59' 08.5"136.56 misouth936.67 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
The SettlementMon 11:30 AM619 km385 miles334 nmNorth-northwest NNW
SurakartaMon 11:30 AM911 km566 miles492 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BandungMon 11:30 AM943 km586 miles509 nmNorth N
MalangMon 11:30 AM948 km589 miles512 nmNorth-northeast NNE
SemarangMon 11:30 AM958 km595 miles517 nmNorth-northeast NNE
SurabayaMon 11:30 AM1018 km633 miles550 nmNorth-northeast NNE
JakartaMon 11:30 AM1040 km646 miles561 nmNorth N
DenpasarMon 12:30 PM1053 km654 miles569 nmNortheast NE
PalembangMon 11:30 AM1431 km889 miles773 nmNorth-northwest NNW
BengkuluMon 11:30 AM1450 km901 miles783 nmNorth-northwest NNW
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