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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 Sunday, January 26, 2014 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 Sunday, January 26, 2014 at 05:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 43' South, Longitude: 98° 07' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.37 meters/second, 1581.7 km/hour, 982.8 miles/hour or 854.1 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.38 miwest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 minorth16.38 mi
1 hour14° 59' 51.8"982.55 miwest0° 00' 37.8"0.72 minorth982.58 mi
24 hours0° 03' 09.9"3.46 mieast0° 15' 17.7"17.53 minorth17.87 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, January 26, 2014 at 05:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 05' South, Longitude: 29° 22' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.34 meters/second, 1527.6 km/hour, 949.2 miles/hour or 824.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.7"15.82 miwest0° 00' 04.3"0.08 misouth15.82 mi
1 hour14° 25' 47.3"948.92 miwest0° 04' 18.2"4.93 misouth948.74 mi
24 hours14° 01' 23.2"922.19 mieast1° 10' 52.2"81.24 misouth922.60 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BandungSun 12:40 PM1662 km1033 miles897 nmNortheast NE
JakartaSun 12:40 PM1681 km1045 miles908 nmNortheast NE
BengkuluSun 12:40 PM1712 km1064 miles925 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PalembangSun 12:40 PM1885 km1171 miles1018 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MalangSun 12:40 PM1979 km1229 miles1068 nmNortheast NE
SurabayaSun 12:40 PM2029 km1260 miles1095 nmNortheast NE
DenpasarSun 1:40 PM2157 km1340 miles1165 nmEast-northeast ENE
SingaporeSun 1:40 PM2300 km1429 miles1242 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PerthSun 1:40 PM2304 km1432 miles1244 nmSoutheast SE
PontianakSun 12:40 PM2405 km1494 miles1298 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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