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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 06:32:00 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 06:32:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 49' South, Longitude: 83° 06' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.61 meters/second, 1539.4 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"956.11 miwest0° 00' 14.5"0.28 minorth956.13 mi
24 hours0° 06' 52.5"7.31 mieast0° 06' 04.3"6.97 minorth10.10 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, January 3, 2014 at 06:32:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 16' South, Longitude: 108° 49' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 433.94 meters/second, 1562.2 km/hour, 970.7 miles/hour or 843.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.8"16.18 miwest0° 00' 09.3"0.18 minorth16.18 mi
1 hour14° 24' 54.3"970.55 miwest0° 09' 28.5"10.86 minorth970.93 mi
24 hours13° 41' 28.3"921.82 mieast4° 07' 10.3"283.15 minorth971.00 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Amsterdam IslandFri 11:32 AM1743 km1083 miles941 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Diego GarciaFri 12:32 PM2060 km1280 miles1113 nmNorthwest NW
Port LouisFri 10:32 AM2666 km1657 miles1440 nmWest W
Saint-DenisFri 10:32 AM2862 km1778 miles1545 nmWest W
JakartaFri 1:32 PM3143 km1953 miles1697 nmEast-northeast ENE
Port-aux-FrancaisFri 11:32 AM3154 km1960 miles1703 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MaleFri 11:32 AM3163 km1965 miles1708 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteFri 12:02 PM3304 km2053 miles1784 nmNorth N
PerthFri 2:32 PM3379 km2100 miles1825 nmEast-southeast ESE
SingaporeFri 2:32 PM3489 km2168 miles1884 nmNortheast NE
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