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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 22, 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 22, 2013 at 05:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 26' South, Longitude: 99° 38' 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 minorth15.87 mi
1 hour14° 59' 41.4"951.72 miwest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 minorth951.72 mi
24 hours0° 07' 26.8"7.88 mieast0° 00' 28.5"0.54 minorth7.90 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, December 22, 2013 at 05:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 14' North, Longitude: 27° 11' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 444.51 meters/second, 1600.2 km/hour, 994.3 miles/hour or 864.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 33.6"16.57 miwest0° 00' 08.7"0.17 misouth16.57 mi
1 hour14° 33' 43.0"994.23 miwest0° 08' 51.1"10.14 misouth994.49 mi
24 hours10° 28' 12.9"714.89 mieast3° 42' 32.4"254.88 misouth762.02 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PerthSun 1:20 PM1855 km1152 miles1001 nmSoutheast SE
BandungSun 12:20 PM2017 km1253 miles1089 nmNorth-northeast NNE
JakartaSun 12:20 PM2062 km1281 miles1114 nmNorth-northeast NNE
SurabayaSun 12:20 PM2273 km1412 miles1227 nmNortheast NE
DenpasarSun 1:20 PM2332 km1449 miles1259 nmNortheast NE
Amsterdam IslandSun 10:20 AM2636 km1638 miles1423 nmSouthwest SW
SingaporeSun 1:20 PM2772 km1723 miles1497 nmNorth N
PontianakSun 12:20 PM2794 km1736 miles1509 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MakassarSun 1:20 PM2933 km1823 miles1584 nmNortheast NE
Kuala LumpurSun 1:20 PM2948 km1832 miles1592 nmNorth N
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