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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 05:50:00 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 Monday, December 2, 2013 at 05:50:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 59' South, Longitude: 89° 51' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.21 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"961.97 miwest0° 00' 22.0"0.42 misouth961.95 mi
24 hours0° 05' 51.9"6.27 mieast0° 08' 37.3"9.89 misouth11.71 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, December 2, 2013 at 05:50:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 08' South, Longitude: 79° 04' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 423.35 meters/second, 1524.0 km/hour, 947.0 miles/hour or 822.9 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' 04.6"0.09 misouth15.78 mi
1 hour14° 24' 04.7"946.70 miwest0° 04' 41.1"5.37 misouth946.51 mi
24 hours14° 37' 42.1"961.62 mieast1° 16' 29.9"87.69 misouth962.04 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 10:50 AM2113 km1313 miles1141 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Diego GarciaMon 11:50 AM2475 km1538 miles1337 nmNorthwest NW
JakartaMon 12:50 PM2530 km1572 miles1366 nmNortheast NE
BandungMon 12:50 PM2532 km1574 miles1367 nmNortheast NE
PerthMon 1:50 PM2799 km1739 miles1511 nmEast-southeast ESE
SingaporeMon 1:50 PM2989 km1858 miles1614 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Kuala LumpurMon 1:50 PM3063 km1903 miles1654 nmNorth-northeast NNE
DenpasarMon 1:50 PM3090 km1920 miles1669 nmEast-northeast ENE
PontianakMon 12:50 PM3220 km2001 miles1739 nmNortheast NE
Port LouisMon 9:50 AM3362 km2089 miles1815 nmWest W
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