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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 31, 2014 at 04:30:00 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 Friday, January 31, 2014 at 04:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 24' South, Longitude: 115° 51' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.67 meters/second, 1593.6 km/hour, 990.2 miles/hour or 860.5 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.50 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 minorth16.50 mi
1 hour14° 59' 54.3"989.98 miwest0° 00' 41.9"0.80 minorth990.01 mi
24 hours0° 02' 10.2"2.39 mieast0° 16' 53.3"19.36 minorth19.50 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, January 31, 2014 at 04:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 35' South, Longitude: 118° 28' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 436.81 meters/second, 1572.5 km/hour, 977.1 miles/hour or 849.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.0"16.28 miwest0° 00' 10.2"0.20 minorth16.29 mi
1 hour14° 25' 03.4"976.98 miwest0° 10' 17.7"11.79 minorth977.35 mi
24 hours13° 41' 50.1"928.18 mieast4° 24' 18.7"302.76 minorth982.36 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
DenpasarFri 12:30 PM969 km602 miles523 nmNorth N
MataramFri 12:30 PM977 km607 miles528 nmNorth N
MalangFri 11:30 AM1095 km681 miles592 nmNorth-northwest NNW
SurabayaFri 11:30 AM1172 km728 miles633 nmNorth-northwest NNW
SurakartaFri 11:30 AM1221 km758 miles659 nmNorth-northwest NNW
SemarangFri 11:30 AM1296 km805 miles700 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MakassarFri 12:30 PM1412 km877 miles762 nmNorth-northeast NNE
DiliFri 1:30 PM1439 km894 miles777 nmNortheast NE
BandungFri 11:30 AM1465 km911 miles791 nmNorthwest NW
JakartaFri 11:30 AM1587 km986 miles857 nmNorthwest NW
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