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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 05:20:00 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 05:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 49' South, Longitude: 97° 15' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.68 meters/second, 1550.4 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"963.02 miwest0° 00' 23.0"0.44 misouth963.00 mi
24 hours0° 05' 42.3"6.11 mieast0° 09' 03.1"10.38 misouth12.04 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, December 1, 2013 at 05:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 38' South, Longitude: 72° 18' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 429.93 meters/second, 1547.8 km/hour, 961.7 miles/hour or 835.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.9"16.03 miwest0° 00' 07.4"0.14 misouth16.03 mi
1 hour14° 26' 00.2"961.46 miwest0° 07' 19.7"8.40 misouth961.21 mi
24 hours13° 58' 32.7"930.98 mieast2° 27' 39.5"169.23 misouth940.44 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BandungSun 12:20 PM1989 km1236 miles1074 nmNortheast NE
JakartaSun 12:20 PM2017 km1253 miles1089 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PerthSun 1:20 PM2157 km1341 miles1165 nmSoutheast SE
SurabayaSun 12:20 PM2316 km1439 miles1251 nmNortheast NE
DenpasarSun 1:20 PM2414 km1500 miles1304 nmNortheast NE
Amsterdam IslandSun 10:20 AM2588 km1608 miles1398 nmSouthwest SW
SingaporeSun 1:20 PM2655 km1650 miles1434 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PontianakSun 12:20 PM2745 km1706 miles1482 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Kuala LumpurSun 1:20 PM2803 km1742 miles1513 nmNorth N
MakassarSun 1:20 PM3019 km1876 miles1630 nmNortheast NE
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