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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

UTC time = Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 5:00:00 AM.

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Sun symbol = The Sun's position directly overhead (zenith) in relation to an observer.

Moon symbol = The Moon's position at its zenith in relation to an observer (Moon phase is not shown).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 05:00:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 26' South, Longitude: 104° 31' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.65 meters/second, 1532.3 km/hour, 952.2 miles/hour or 827.4 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.87 miWest0° 00' 00.0"0.00 miSouth15.87 mi
1 hour14° 59' 41.4"951.72 miWest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 miSouth951.72 mi
24 hours0° 07' 26.2"7.87 miEast0° 00' 00.1"0.00 miSouth7.87 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 05:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 36' North, Longitude: 32° 56' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.29 meters/second, 1581.5 km/hour, 982.7 miles/hour or 853.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 33.1"16.38 miWest0° 00' 07.7"0.15 miSouth16.38 mi
1 hour14° 33' 13.8"982.52 miWest0° 07' 42.6"8.83 miSouth982.80 mi
24 hours10° 36' 20.8"716.03 miEast3° 18' 38.7"227.56 miSouth755.32 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PerthSat 1:00 PM1463 km909 miles790 nmSoutheast SE
BandungSat 12:00 Noon1857 km1154 miles1003 nmNorth N
MalangSat 12:00 Noon1918 km1192 miles1036 nmNorth-northeast NNE
JakartaSat 12:00 Noon1929 km1199 miles1042 nmNorth N
SurabayaSat 12:00 Noon1994 km1239 miles1077 nmNorth-northeast NNE
DenpasarSat 1:00 PM1995 km1240 miles1077 nmNortheast NE
EuclaSat 1:45 PM2568 km1596 miles1387 nmEast-southeast ESE
MakassarSat 1:00 PM2580 km1603 miles1393 nmNortheast NE
PontianakSat 12:00 Noon2642 km1642 miles1426 nmNorth-northeast NNE
SingaporeSat 1:00 PM2735 km1700 miles1477 nmNorth N

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