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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 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 Monday, November 4, 2013 at 06:00:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 26' South, Longitude: 85° 54' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.21 meters/second, 1610.0 km/hour, 1000.4 miles/hour or 869.3 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"1000.19 miwest0° 00' 46.0"0.88 misouth1000.16 mi
24 hours0° 00' 20.8"0.39 mieast0° 18' 18.9"20.99 misouth20.99 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, November 4, 2013 at 06:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 55' South, Longitude: 95° 43' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.85 meters/second, 1536.7 km/hour, 954.8 miles/hour or 829.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.4"15.91 miwest0° 00' 06.1"0.12 misouth15.91 mi
1 hour14° 25' 22.8"954.56 miwest0° 06' 07.1"7.01 misouth954.33 mi
24 hours14° 05' 47.4"932.96 mieast1° 54' 52.5"131.67 misouth937.34 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Diego GarciaMon 12:00 Noon1721 km1070 miles930 nmWest-northwest WNW
JakartaMon 1:00 PM2504 km1556 miles1352 nmEast-northeast ENE
BandungMon 1:00 PM2548 km1583 miles1376 nmEast-northeast ENE
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteMon 11:30 AM2555 km1587 miles1379 nmNorth-northwest NNW
ColomboMon 11:30 AM2559 km1590 miles1382 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MaleMon 11:00 AM2563 km1592 miles1384 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Amsterdam IslandMon 11:00 AM2611 km1622 miles1410 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Kuala LumpurMon 2:00 PM2692 km1673 miles1453 nmNortheast NE
SingaporeMon 2:00 PM2706 km1681 miles1461 nmNortheast NE
Port LouisMon 10:00 AM3053 km1897 miles1648 nmWest-southwest WSW
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