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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 05:50:00 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 05:50:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 40' South, Longitude: 89° 40' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.14 meters/second, 1552.1 km/hour, 964.4 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"964.06 miwest0° 00' 24.1"0.46 misouth964.04 mi
24 hours0° 05' 32.8"5.95 mieast0° 09' 27.8"10.85 misouth12.37 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, November 30, 2013 at 05:50:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 23' South, Longitude: 51° 54' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.09 meters/second, 1573.5 km/hour, 977.7 miles/hour or 849.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.1"16.29 miwest0° 00' 09.0"0.17 misouth16.30 mi
1 hour14° 28' 04.7"977.52 miwest0° 09' 06.5"10.43 misouth977.29 mi
24 hours13° 10' 28.3"890.15 mieast3° 19' 10.2"228.21 misouth912.96 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Amsterdam IslandSat 10:50 AM2132 km1325 miles1151 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Diego GarciaSat 11:50 AM2439 km1516 miles1317 nmNorthwest NW
JakartaSat 12:50 PM2522 km1567 miles1362 nmNortheast NE
BandungSat 12:50 PM2527 km1570 miles1364 nmNortheast NE
PerthSat 1:50 PM2833 km1760 miles1530 nmEast-southeast ESE
SingaporeSat 1:50 PM2971 km1846 miles1604 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Kuala LumpurSat 1:50 PM3041 km1889 miles1642 nmNorth-northeast NNE
DenpasarSat 1:50 PM3094 km1923 miles1671 nmEast-northeast ENE
PontianakSat 12:50 PM3209 km1994 miles1733 nmNortheast NE
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteSat 11:20 AM3333 km2071 miles1800 nmNorth-northwest NNW
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