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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 30, 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 Saturday, November 30, 2013 at 04:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 40' South, Longitude: 109° 39' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.17 meters/second, 1552.2 km/hour, 964.5 miles/hour or 838.1 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"16.08 miwest0° 00' 00.4"0.01 misouth16.07 mi
1 hour14° 59' 46.4"964.12 miwest0° 00' 24.1"0.46 misouth964.10 mi
24 hours0° 05' 32.3"5.94 mieast0° 09' 29.2"10.88 misouth12.39 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, November 30, 2013 at 04:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 11' South, Longitude: 71° 12' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.49 meters/second, 1574.9 km/hour, 978.6 miles/hour or 850.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.1"16.31 miwest0° 00' 09.2"0.18 misouth16.31 mi
1 hour14° 28' 11.6"978.40 miwest0° 09' 11.2"10.52 misouth978.18 mi
24 hours13° 07' 38.9"887.65 mieast3° 21' 33.2"230.94 misouth911.27 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PerthSat 12:30 PM1296 km805 miles700 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MalangSat 11:30 AM1549 km963 miles837 nmNorth-northeast NNE
DenpasarSat 12:30 PM1557 km967 miles841 nmNorth-northeast NNE
SurabayaSat 11:30 AM1627 km1011 miles878 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BandungSat 11:30 AM1645 km1022 miles888 nmNorth N
JakartaSat 11:30 AM1744 km1084 miles942 nmNorth N
MakassarSat 12:30 PM2109 km1311 miles1139 nmNorth-northeast NNE
EuclaSat 1:15 PM2208 km1372 miles1192 nmSoutheast SE
DiliSat 1:30 PM2239 km1391 miles1209 nmNortheast NE
BalikpapanSat 12:30 PM2388 km1484 miles1290 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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