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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 05:32:00 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 05:32:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 49' South, Longitude: 98° 06' 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' 03.2"6.94 minorth10.09 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, January 3, 2014 at 05:32:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 25' South, Longitude: 123° 14' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 433.63 meters/second, 1561.1 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' 50.0"969.84 miwest0° 09' 23.4"10.76 minorth970.22 mi
24 hours13° 43' 16.4"923.25 mieast4° 05' 34.4"281.32 minorth971.90 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PerthFri 1:32 PM2023 km1257 miles1092 nmSoutheast SE
BandungFri 12:32 PM2034 km1264 miles1098 nmNorth-northeast NNE
JakartaFri 12:32 PM2070 km1286 miles1117 nmNorth-northeast NNE
SurabayaFri 12:32 PM2330 km1447 miles1258 nmNortheast NE
DenpasarFri 1:32 PM2409 km1497 miles1301 nmNortheast NE
Amsterdam IslandFri 10:32 AM2568 km1596 miles1387 nmSouthwest SW
SingaporeFri 1:32 PM2739 km1702 miles1479 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PontianakFri 12:32 PM2801 km1740 miles1512 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Kuala LumpurFri 1:32 PM2898 km1801 miles1565 nmNorth N
MakassarFri 1:32 PM3013 km1872 miles1627 nmNortheast NE
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