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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 Friday, January 3, 2014 at 05:30:00 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 Friday, January 3, 2014 at 05:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 49' South, Longitude: 98° 36' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.59 meters/second, 1539.3 km/hour, 956.5 miles/hour or 831.2 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.94 miwest0° 00' 00.2"0.00 minorth15.94 mi
1 hour14° 59' 42.6"956.09 miwest0° 00' 14.5"0.28 minorth956.10 mi
24 hours0° 06' 52.8"7.32 mieast0° 06' 03.1"6.94 minorth10.09 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, January 3, 2014 at 05:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 25' South, Longitude: 123° 43' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 433.62 meters/second, 1561.0 km/hour, 970.0 miles/hour or 842.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.7"16.17 miwest0° 00' 09.2"0.18 minorth16.17 mi
1 hour14° 24' 49.7"969.82 miwest0° 09' 23.2"10.75 minorth970.19 mi
24 hours13° 43' 20.1"923.30 mieast4° 05' 31.0"281.26 minorth971.93 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PerthFri 1:30 PM1981 km1231 miles1069 nmSoutheast SE
BandungFri 12:30 PM2007 km1247 miles1084 nmNorth-northeast NNE
JakartaFri 12:30 PM2046 km1271 miles1105 nmNorth-northeast NNE
SurabayaFri 12:30 PM2294 km1425 miles1239 nmNortheast NE
DenpasarFri 1:30 PM2369 km1472 miles1279 nmNortheast NE
Amsterdam IslandFri 10:30 AM2605 km1619 miles1407 nmSouthwest SW
SingaporeFri 1:30 PM2727 km1695 miles1473 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PontianakFri 12:30 PM2778 km1726 miles1500 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Kuala LumpurFri 1:30 PM2891 km1797 miles1561 nmNorth N
MakassarFri 1:30 PM2973 km1847 miles1605 nmNortheast NE
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