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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 30, 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 30, 2013 at 05:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 09' South, Longitude: 95° 37' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.56 meters/second, 1535.6 km/hour, 954.2 miles/hour or 829.2 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.90 miwest0° 00' 00.2"0.00 minorth15.90 mi
1 hour14° 59' 41.8"953.76 miwest0° 00' 10.0"0.19 minorth953.77 mi
24 hours0° 07' 12.7"7.65 mieast0° 04' 13.6"4.85 minorth9.06 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, December 30, 2013 at 05:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 54' South, Longitude: 62° 08' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.27 meters/second, 1516.6 km/hour, 942.4 miles/hour or 818.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 23.6"15.71 miwest0° 00' 03.1"0.06 misouth15.71 mi
1 hour14° 23' 41.2"942.06 miwest0° 03' 09.0"3.61 misouth941.92 mi
24 hours14° 47' 10.3"967.66 mieast0° 37' 53.0"43.43 misouth966.79 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BandungMon 12:40 PM2207 km1372 miles1192 nmNortheast NE
PerthMon 1:40 PM2219 km1379 miles1198 nmEast-southeast ESE
JakartaMon 12:40 PM2232 km1387 miles1205 nmNortheast NE
Amsterdam IslandMon 10:40 AM2367 km1471 miles1278 nmSouthwest SW
SurabayaMon 12:40 PM2539 km1578 miles1371 nmNortheast NE
DenpasarMon 1:40 PM2636 km1638 miles1423 nmNortheast NE
SingaporeMon 1:40 PM2847 km1769 miles1537 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PontianakMon 12:40 PM2958 km1838 miles1597 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Kuala LumpurMon 1:40 PM2982 km1853 miles1610 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Diego GarciaMon 11:40 AM3037 km1887 miles1640 nmWest-northwest WNW
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