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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 Friday, March 15, 2013 at 06:34:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 2° 03' South
Longitude: 83° 27' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.63 meters/second, 1669.1 km/hour, 1037.1 miles/hour or 901.2 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.29 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 minorth17.29 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.4"1037.17 miwest0° 00' 59.2"1.13 minorth1037.18 mi
24 hours0° 04' 13.7"4.87 miwest0° 23' 42.6"27.15 minorth27.59 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, March 15, 2013 at 06:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 14° 31' North
Longitude: 121° 26' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 434.87 meters/second, 1565.5 km/hour, 972.8 miles/hour or 845.3 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.3"16.21 miwest0° 00' 07.7"0.15 minorth16.21 mi
1 hour14° 31' 22.9"972.63 miwest0° 07' 41.9"8.82 minorth972.39 mi
24 hours11° 29' 12.3"769.34 mieast2° 42' 54.3"186.70 minorth786.80 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteFri 12:04 PM1063 km661 miles574 nmNorth-northwest NNW
ColomboFri 12:04 PM1069 km664 miles577 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MaleFri 11:34 AM1303 km810 miles704 nmWest-northwest WNW
Diego GarciaFri 12:34 PM1357 km843 miles733 nmWest-southwest WSW
ThiruvananthapuramFri 12:04 PM1372 km853 miles741 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MaduraiFri 12:04 PM1450 km901 miles783 nmNorth-northwest NNW
ChennaiFri 12:04 PM1709 km1062 miles923 nmNorth-northwest NNW
BangaloreFri 12:04 PM1784 km1109 miles963 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MedanFri 1:34 PM1804 km1121 miles974 nmEast-northeast ENE
Kuala LumpurFri 2:34 PM2109 km1311 miles1139 nmEast-northeast ENE
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