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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 Monday, December 2, 2013 at 05:40:00 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 Monday, December 2, 2013 at 05:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 59' South, Longitude: 92° 21' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.22 meters/second, 1548.8 km/hour, 962.4 miles/hour or 836.3 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"16.04 miwest0° 00' 00.4"0.01 misouth16.04 mi
1 hour14° 59' 45.5"961.98 miwest0° 00' 22.0"0.42 misouth961.96 mi
24 hours0° 05' 51.8"6.27 mieast0° 08' 37.4"9.89 misouth11.71 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, December 2, 2013 at 05:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 08' South, Longitude: 81° 28' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 423.38 meters/second, 1524.2 km/hour, 947.1 miles/hour or 823.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.1"15.78 miwest0° 00' 04.7"0.09 misouth15.78 mi
1 hour14° 24' 05.3"946.79 miwest0° 04' 42.3"5.39 misouth946.59 mi
24 hours14° 37' 29.9"961.47 mieast1° 17' 01.9"88.30 misouth961.92 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Amsterdam IslandMon 10:40 AM2255 km1401 miles1218 nmSouthwest SW
BandungMon 12:40 PM2337 km1452 miles1262 nmNortheast NE
JakartaMon 12:40 PM2343 km1456 miles1265 nmNortheast NE
PerthMon 1:40 PM2575 km1600 miles1390 nmEast-southeast ESE
Diego GarciaMon 11:40 AM2684 km1668 miles1449 nmNorthwest NW
DenpasarMon 1:40 PM2858 km1776 miles1543 nmEast-northeast ENE
SingaporeMon 1:40 PM2861 km1778 miles1545 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Kuala LumpurMon 1:40 PM2958 km1838 miles1597 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PontianakMon 12:40 PM3049 km1895 miles1646 nmNortheast NE
MakassarMon 1:40 PM3460 km2150 miles1868 nmEast-northeast ENE
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