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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 05:50:00 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 Sunday, December 1, 2013 at 05:50:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 50' South, Longitude: 89° 45' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.67 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"963.00 miwest0° 00' 23.0"0.44 misouth962.98 mi
24 hours0° 05' 42.4"6.11 mieast0° 09' 02.7"10.37 misouth12.04 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, December 1, 2013 at 05:50:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 42' South, Longitude: 65° 05' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 429.78 meters/second, 1547.2 km/hour, 961.4 miles/hour or 835.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.9"16.02 miwest0° 00' 07.2"0.14 misouth16.02 mi
1 hour14° 25' 57.6"961.12 miwest0° 07' 16.9"8.35 misouth960.87 mi
24 hours13° 59' 29.7"931.76 mieast2° 26' 22.2"167.76 misouth940.97 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Amsterdam IslandSun 10:50 AM2122 km1318 miles1146 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Diego GarciaSun 11:50 AM2457 km1527 miles1327 nmNorthwest NW
JakartaSun 12:50 PM2526 km1570 miles1364 nmNortheast NE
BandungSun 12:50 PM2530 km1572 miles1366 nmNortheast NE
PerthSun 1:50 PM2816 km1750 miles1520 nmEast-southeast ESE
SingaporeSun 1:50 PM2981 km1852 miles1609 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Kuala LumpurSun 1:50 PM3052 km1896 miles1648 nmNorth-northeast NNE
DenpasarSun 1:50 PM3092 km1922 miles1670 nmEast-northeast ENE
PontianakSun 12:50 PM3215 km1998 miles1736 nmNortheast NE
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteSun 11:20 AM3353 km2083 miles1810 nmNorth-northwest NNW
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