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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

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Position of the Sun

On Monday, March 11, 2013 at 07:50:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 3° 36' South
Longitude: 64° 43' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.00 meters/second, 1666.8 km/hour, 1035.7 miles/hour or 900.0 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.26 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 minorth17.26 mi
1 hour15° 00' 09.7"1035.77 miwest0° 00' 59.0"1.13 minorth1035.78 mi
24 hours0° 03' 58.0"4.57 miwest0° 23' 36.2"27.03 minorth27.42 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, March 11, 2013 at 07:50:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 1° 51' South
Longitude: 57° 10' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.49 meters/second, 1614.6 km/hour, 1003.3 miles/hour or 871.8 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"16.72 miwest0° 00' 11.7"0.23 minorth16.72 mi
1 hour14° 30' 37.4"1003.25 miwest0° 11' 47.5"13.50 minorth1003.39 mi
24 hours11° 37' 34.0"803.83 mieast4° 40' 32.5"321.28 minorth865.81 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Diego GarciaMon 1:50 PM947 km588 miles511 nmEast-southeast ESE
Addu CityMon 12:50 PM990 km615 miles534 nmEast-northeast ENE
VictoriaMon 11:50 AM1036 km644 miles559 nmWest W
MaleMon 12:50 PM1302 km809 miles703 nmNortheast NE
ThiruvananthapuramMon 1:20 PM1906 km1185 miles1029 nmNortheast NE
Port LouisMon 11:50 AM1993 km1238 miles1076 nmSouth-southwest SSW
ColomboMon 1:20 PM2046 km1271 miles1105 nmNortheast NE
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteMon 1:20 PM2048 km1273 miles1106 nmNortheast NE
MaduraiMon 1:20 PM2107 km1309 miles1138 nmNortheast NE
Saint-DenisMon 11:50 AM2159 km1341 miles1166 nmSouth-southwest SSW
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