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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 05:30:00 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 05:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 40' South, Longitude: 94° 40' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.15 meters/second, 1552.1 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"16.07 miwest0° 00' 00.4"0.01 misouth16.07 mi
1 hour14° 59' 46.3"964.08 miwest0° 00' 24.1"0.46 misouth964.06 mi
24 hours0° 05' 32.6"5.94 mieast0° 09' 28.1"10.86 misouth12.38 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, November 30, 2013 at 05:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 20' South, Longitude: 56° 44' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.19 meters/second, 1573.9 km/hour, 978.0 miles/hour or 849.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.1"16.30 miwest0° 00' 09.2"0.17 misouth16.30 mi
1 hour14° 28' 06.5"977.74 miwest0° 09' 07.6"10.46 misouth977.51 mi
24 hours13° 09' 46.0"889.52 mieast3° 19' 46.1"228.90 misouth912.54 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BandungSat 12:30 PM2145 km1333 miles1158 nmNortheast NE
JakartaSat 12:30 PM2159 km1342 miles1166 nmNortheast NE
PerthSat 1:30 PM2389 km1485 miles1290 nmEast-southeast ESE
Amsterdam IslandSat 10:30 AM2427 km1508 miles1310 nmSouthwest SW
SurabayaSat 12:30 PM2513 km1561 miles1357 nmNortheast NE
DenpasarSat 1:30 PM2632 km1635 miles1421 nmEast-northeast ENE
SingaporeSat 1:30 PM2728 km1695 miles1473 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Kuala LumpurSat 1:30 PM2848 km1770 miles1538 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Diego GarciaSat 11:30 AM2868 km1782 miles1548 nmWest-northwest WNW
PontianakSat 12:30 PM2876 km1787 miles1553 nmNortheast NE
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