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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 Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 04:52:00 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 Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 04:52:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 57' South, Longitude: 109° 25' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 433.25 meters/second, 1559.7 km/hour, 969.2 miles/hour or 842.2 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"16.15 miwest0° 00' 00.5"0.01 minorth16.15 mi
1 hour14° 59' 47.1"968.81 miwest0° 00' 28.5"0.54 minorth968.83 mi
24 hours0° 05' 01.9"5.42 mieast0° 11' 35.5"13.29 minorth14.35 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 04:52:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 06' North, Longitude: 71° 33' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 432.04 meters/second, 1555.3 km/hour, 966.4 miles/hour or 839.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.2"16.11 miwest0° 00' 05.6"0.11 misouth16.11 mi
1 hour14° 32' 16.0"966.23 miwest0° 05' 44.7"6.58 misouth966.49 mi
24 hours10° 57' 49.1"728.75 mieast2° 36' 07.3"178.90 misouth754.75 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PerthThu 12:52 PM1377 km856 miles744 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MalangThu 11:52 AM1479 km919 miles798 nmNorth-northeast NNE
DenpasarThu 12:52 PM1496 km929 miles808 nmNorth-northeast NNE
SurabayaThu 11:52 AM1556 km967 miles840 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BandungThu 11:52 AM1564 km972 miles845 nmNorth N
JakartaThu 11:52 AM1662 km1033 miles897 nmNorth N
MakassarThu 12:52 PM2056 km1278 miles1110 nmNorth-northeast NNE
DiliThu 1:52 PM2212 km1375 miles1194 nmNortheast NE
EuclaThu 1:37 PM2273 km1413 miles1227 nmSoutheast SE
PontianakThu 11:52 AM2314 km1438 miles1250 nmNorth N
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