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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 30, 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 Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 05:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 40' South, Longitude: 100° 49' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.03 meters/second, 1591.3 km/hour, 988.8 miles/hour or 859.2 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.48 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 minorth16.48 mi
1 hour14° 59' 53.8"988.52 miwest0° 00' 41.0"0.79 minorth988.55 mi
24 hours0° 02' 21.9"2.60 mieast0° 16' 35.6"19.02 minorth19.20 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 05:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 08' South, Longitude: 89° 49' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 429.86 meters/second, 1547.5 km/hour, 961.6 miles/hour or 835.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 23.7"16.03 miwest0° 00' 08.0"0.15 minorth16.03 mi
1 hour14° 23' 49.2"961.37 miwest0° 08' 09.4"9.35 minorth961.73 mi
24 hours14° 14' 02.3"950.49 mieast3° 42' 57.5"255.45 minorth991.59 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
The SettlementThu 12:30 PM951 km591 miles514 nmNortheast NE
BandungThu 12:30 PM1400 km870 miles756 nmNorth-northeast NNE
JakartaThu 12:30 PM1433 km890 miles774 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BengkuluThu 12:30 PM1544 km959 miles833 nmNorth N
MalangThu 12:30 PM1681 km1044 miles907 nmNortheast NE
PalembangThu 12:30 PM1681 km1044 miles908 nmNorth-northeast NNE
SurabayaThu 12:30 PM1733 km1077 miles936 nmNortheast NE
DenpasarThu 1:30 PM1852 km1151 miles1000 nmEast-northeast ENE
SingaporeThu 1:30 PM2123 km1319 miles1146 nmNorth N
PontianakThu 12:30 PM2164 km1345 miles1168 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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