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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 19, 2013 at 06:26:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 17' South, Longitude: 86° 11' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 435.15 meters/second, 1566.5 km/hour, 973.4 miles/hour or 845.9 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"16.22 miwest0° 00' 00.5"0.01 minorth16.22 mi
1 hour14° 59' 48.5"973.06 miwest0° 00' 31.8"0.61 minorth973.09 mi
24 hours0° 04' 27.5"4.82 mieast0° 12' 52.8"14.77 minorth15.54 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 06:26:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 03' North, Longitude: 174° 16' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 436.24 meters/second, 1570.4 km/hour, 975.8 miles/hour or 848.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.4"16.26 miwest0° 00' 08.0"0.15 minorth16.26 mi
1 hour14° 32' 21.6"975.63 miwest0° 08' 03.6"9.24 minorth975.38 mi
24 hours348° 52' 30.1"746.56 miwest2° 53' 37.2"198.96 minorth767.75 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Diego GarciaSat 12:26 PM2064 km1282 miles1114 nmNorthwest NW
Amsterdam IslandSat 11:26 AM2112 km1312 miles1140 nmSouth-southwest SSW
JakartaSat 1:26 PM2723 km1692 miles1470 nmEast-northeast ENE
Port LouisSat 10:26 AM2994 km1861 miles1617 nmWest W
MaleSat 11:26 AM3040 km1889 miles1641 nmNorth-northwest NNW
SingaporeSat 2:26 PM3067 km1906 miles1656 nmNortheast NE
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteSat 11:56 AM3083 km1916 miles1665 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Kuala LumpurSat 2:26 PM3096 km1924 miles1671 nmNortheast NE
Saint-DenisSat 10:26 AM3200 km1988 miles1728 nmWest W
PerthSat 2:26 PM3223 km2003 miles1740 nmEast-southeast ESE
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