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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 Sunday, November 10, 2013 at 05:58:00 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 Sunday, November 10, 2013 at 05:58:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 12' South, Longitude: 86° 29' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 443.20 meters/second, 1595.5 km/hour, 991.4 miles/hour or 861.5 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.52 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 misouth16.52 mi
1 hour14° 59' 56.3"991.17 miwest0° 00' 42.0"0.80 misouth991.14 mi
24 hours0° 01' 35.1"1.75 mieast0° 16' 38.7"19.08 misouth19.16 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, November 10, 2013 at 05:58:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 29' South, Longitude: 179° 45' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 440.14 meters/second, 1584.5 km/hour, 984.6 miles/hour or 855.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.4"16.41 miwest0° 00' 10.0"0.19 minorth16.41 mi
1 hour14° 28' 23.9"984.45 miwest0° 09' 59.2"11.44 minorth984.77 mi
24 hours347° 36' 40.2"842.68 miwest4° 11' 58.0"288.60 minorth895.40 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Diego GarciaSun 11:58 AM1878 km1167 miles1014 nmNorthwest NW
Amsterdam IslandSun 10:58 AM2444 km1519 miles1320 nmSouth-southwest SSW
JakartaSun 12:58 PM2527 km1570 miles1365 nmEast-northeast ENE
BandungSun 12:58 PM2561 km1592 miles1383 nmEast-northeast ENE
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteSun 11:28 AM2760 km1715 miles1490 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MaleSun 10:58 AM2761 km1715 miles1491 nmNorth-northwest NNW
SingaporeSun 1:58 PM2794 km1736 miles1509 nmNortheast NE
Kuala LumpurSun 1:58 PM2802 km1741 miles1513 nmNortheast NE
Port LouisSun 9:58 AM3072 km1909 miles1659 nmWest W
PontianakSun 12:58 PM3144 km1953 miles1697 nmNortheast NE
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