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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 Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 07:34:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 26' South, Longitude: 68° 48' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.51 meters/second, 1668.6 km/hour, 1036.8 miles/hour or 901.0 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.28 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 minorth17.28 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.3"1036.83 miwest0° 00' 59.1"1.13 minorth1036.84 mi
24 hours0° 04' 10.2"4.81 miwest0° 23' 41.7"27.13 minorth27.56 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 07:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 14' North, Longitude: 95° 46' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 440.64 meters/second, 1586.3 km/hour, 985.7 miles/hour or 856.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.5"16.43 miwest0° 00' 09.2"0.18 minorth16.43 mi
1 hour14° 31' 30.9"985.52 miwest0° 09' 18.0"10.66 minorth985.31 mi
24 hours11° 24' 58.9"774.62 mieast3° 24' 34.8"234.39 minorth804.48 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Addu CityThu 12:34 PM519 km323 miles280 nmEast-northeast ENE
Diego GarciaThu 1:34 PM674 km419 miles364 nmSoutheast SE
MaleThu 12:34 PM898 km558 miles485 nmNortheast NE
VictoriaThu 11:34 AM1503 km934 miles812 nmWest W
ThiruvananthapuramThu 1:04 PM1509 km938 miles815 nmNortheast NE
ColomboThu 1:04 PM1606 km998 miles867 nmNortheast NE
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteThu 1:04 PM1608 km999 miles868 nmNortheast NE
MaduraiThu 1:04 PM1712 km1064 miles924 nmNortheast NE
BangaloreThu 1:04 PM1959 km1217 miles1058 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ChennaiThu 1:04 PM2133 km1325 miles1152 nmNortheast NE
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