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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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Position of the Sun

On Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 07:44:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 36' South, Longitude: 66° 05' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.35 meters/second, 1552.9 km/hour, 964.9 miles/hour or 838.5 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"16.08 miwest0° 00' 00.4"0.01 minorth16.08 mi
1 hour14° 59' 45.6"964.53 miwest0° 00' 24.7"0.47 minorth964.56 mi
24 hours0° 05' 40.9"6.09 mieast0° 10' 07.3"11.61 minorth13.11 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 07:44:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 49' South, Longitude: 72° 23' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 429.13 meters/second, 1544.9 km/hour, 959.9 miles/hour or 834.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.2"16.00 miwest0° 00' 08.7"0.17 minorth16.00 mi
1 hour14° 25' 11.5"959.75 miwest0° 08' 51.8"10.16 minorth960.15 mi
24 hours13° 31' 57.7"900.72 mieast3° 56' 24.1"270.87 minorth948.24 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Port LouisSat 11:44 AM908 km564 miles490 nmWest W
Saint-DenisSat 11:44 AM1107 km688 miles598 nmWest W
Diego GarciaSat 1:44 PM1718 km1068 miles928 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AntananarivoSat 10:44 AM1961 km1219 miles1059 nmWest W
Amsterdam IslandSat 12:44 PM2108 km1310 miles1138 nmSouth-southeast SSE
VictoriaSat 11:44 AM2201 km1368 miles1189 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MoroniSat 10:44 AM2666 km1657 miles1439 nmWest-northwest WNW
MaleSat 12:44 PM2963 km1841 miles1600 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Port-aux-FrancaisSat 12:44 PM3101 km1927 miles1674 nmSouth S
Dar es SalaamSat 10:44 AM3313 km2059 miles1789 nmWest-northwest WNW
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