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Day and Night World Map

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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

See where the moon is over the horizon

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Map notes

Position of the Sun

On Monday, December 29, 2008 at 06:06:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 23° 12' South
Longitude: 88° 46' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.39 meters/second, 1535.0 km/hour, 953.8 miles/hour or 828.8 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.90 miwest0° 00' 00.2"0.00 minorth15.90 mi
1 hour14° 59' 41.7"953.45 miwest0° 00' 09.0"0.17 minorth953.45 mi
24 hours0° 07' 16.1"7.71 mieast0° 03' 52.3"4.44 minorth8.90 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, December 29, 2008 at 06:06:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 21° 56' South
Longitude: 109° 09' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 416.87 meters/second, 1500.7 km/hour, 932.5 miles/hour or 810.3 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.5"15.54 miwest0° 00' 08.2"0.16 minorth15.54 mi
1 hour14° 31' 36.6"932.20 miwest0° 08' 22.3"9.60 minorth932.71 mi
24 hours11° 07' 08.3"713.63 mieast3° 46' 25.7"259.62 minorth767.72 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Amsterdam IslandMon 11:06 AM1938 km1204 miles1047 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Diego GarciaMon 12:06 PM2478 km1540 miles1338 nmNorthwest NW
JakartaMon 1:06 PM2704 km1680 miles1460 nmNortheast NE
Perth *Mon 3:06 PM2836 km1762 miles1531 nmEast-southeast ESE
SingaporeMon 2:06 PM3164 km1966 miles1709 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Kuala LumpurMon 2:06 PM3235 km2010 miles1747 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Port Louis *Mon 11:06 AM3247 km2017 miles1753 nmWest W
DenpasarMon 2:06 PM3249 km2019 miles1754 nmEast-northeast ENE
Port-aux-FrancaisMon 11:06 AM3325 km2066 miles1796 nmSouth-southwest SSW
PontianakMon 1:06 PM3396 km2110 miles1834 nmNortheast NE
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