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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, December 1, 2013 at 04:40:00 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, December 1, 2013 at 04:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 49' South, Longitude: 107° 15' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.69 meters/second, 1550.5 km/hour, 963.4 miles/hour or 837.2 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"16.06 miwest0° 00' 00.4"0.01 misouth16.06 mi
1 hour14° 59' 45.8"963.05 miwest0° 00' 23.1"0.44 misouth963.03 mi
24 hours0° 05' 42.1"6.10 mieast0° 09' 03.8"10.40 misouth12.05 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, December 1, 2013 at 04:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 33' South, Longitude: 81° 55' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.13 meters/second, 1548.5 km/hour, 962.2 miles/hour or 836.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.1"16.04 miwest0° 00' 07.4"0.14 misouth16.04 mi
1 hour14° 26' 03.7"961.91 miwest0° 07' 23.3"8.47 misouth961.66 mi
24 hours13° 57' 16.4"929.94 mieast2° 29' 21.7"171.18 misouth939.74 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PerthSun 12:40 PM1410 km876 miles761 nmSoutheast SE
MalangSun 11:40 AM1641 km1019 miles886 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BandungSun 11:40 AM1649 km1024 miles890 nmNorth N
DenpasarSun 12:40 PM1688 km1049 miles911 nmNorth-northeast NNE
SurabayaSun 11:40 AM1715 km1066 miles926 nmNorth-northeast NNE
JakartaSun 11:40 AM1735 km1078 miles937 nmNorth N
MakassarSun 12:40 PM2264 km1407 miles1222 nmNortheast NE
EuclaSun 1:25 PM2407 km1496 miles1300 nmEast-southeast ESE
PontianakSun 11:40 AM2421 km1505 miles1307 nmNorth N
DiliSun 1:40 PM2451 km1523 miles1324 nmNortheast NE
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