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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, March 16, 2013 at 07:34:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 38' South, Longitude: 68° 40' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.73 meters/second, 1669.4 km/hour, 1037.3 miles/hour or 901.4 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' 10.7"1037.34 miwest0° 00' 59.2"1.13 minorth1037.35 mi
24 hours0° 04' 17.2"4.94 miwest0° 23' 43.2"27.17 minorth27.61 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 07:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 19' North, Longitude: 118° 41' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.75 meters/second, 1543.5 km/hour, 959.1 miles/hour or 833.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.1"15.98 miwest0° 00' 05.6"0.11 minorth15.98 mi
1 hour14° 31' 09.7"958.83 miwest0° 05' 40.4"6.50 minorth958.61 mi
24 hours11° 34' 23.6"764.34 mieast1° 51' 55.0"128.29 minorth771.07 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Addu CitySat 12:34 PM509 km316 miles275 nmEast-northeast ENE
Diego GarciaSat 1:34 PM755 km469 miles408 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MaleSat 12:34 PM839 km521 miles453 nmNortheast NE
ThiruvananthapuramSat 1:04 PM1450 km901 miles783 nmNortheast NE
VictoriaSat 11:34 AM1505 km935 miles813 nmWest-southwest WSW
ColomboSat 1:04 PM1563 km971 miles844 nmNortheast NE
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteSat 1:04 PM1566 km973 miles846 nmNortheast NE
MaduraiSat 1:04 PM1652 km1027 miles892 nmNortheast NE
BengaluruSat 1:04 PM1891 km1175 miles1021 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ChennaiSat 1:04 PM2072 km1288 miles1119 nmNortheast NE
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