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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 05:20:00 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 05:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 25' South, Longitude: 95° 54' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.23 meters/second, 1610.0 km/hour, 1000.4 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"1000.23 miwest0° 00' 46.0"0.88 misouth1000.20 mi
24 hours0° 00' 20.5"0.38 mieast0° 18' 19.3"21.00 misouth21.00 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, November 4, 2013 at 05:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 51' South, Longitude: 105° 20' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.03 meters/second, 1537.3 km/hour, 955.2 miles/hour or 830.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.4"15.92 miwest0° 00' 06.1"0.12 misouth15.92 mi
1 hour14° 25' 25.4"954.96 miwest0° 06' 11.4"7.10 misouth954.72 mi
24 hours14° 04' 58.9"932.42 mieast1° 56' 46.6"133.85 misouth937.04 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BantamMon 11:50 AM381 km237 miles206 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BengkuluMon 12:20 PM1463 km909 miles790 nmNorth-northeast NNE
JakartaMon 12:20 PM1573 km977 miles849 nmNortheast NE
BandungMon 12:20 PM1586 km985 miles856 nmNortheast NE
PalembangMon 12:20 PM1684 km1046 miles909 nmNortheast NE
SingaporeMon 1:20 PM2044 km1270 miles1104 nmNorth-northeast NNE
SurabayaMon 12:20 PM2046 km1272 miles1105 nmEast-northeast ENE
Kuala LumpurMon 1:20 PM2149 km1335 miles1161 nmNorth-northeast NNE
DenpasarMon 1:20 PM2232 km1387 miles1205 nmEast-northeast ENE
PontianakMon 12:20 PM2255 km1401 miles1217 nmNortheast NE
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