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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 Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 06:02:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 0° 05' South
Longitude: 91° 06' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.93 meters/second, 1670.1 km/hour, 1037.8 miles/hour or 901.8 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.30 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 minorth17.30 mi
1 hour15° 00' 11.0"1037.85 miwest0° 00' 59.2"1.13 minorth1037.85 mi
24 hours0° 04' 27.5"5.14 miwest0° 23' 42.0"27.14 minorth27.63 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 06:02:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 19° 31' North
Longitude: 172° 54' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 423.29 meters/second, 1523.8 km/hour, 946.9 miles/hour or 822.8 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.1"15.78 miwest0° 00' 03.0"0.06 misouth15.78 mi
1 hour14° 31' 06.9"946.65 miwest0° 03' 02.7"3.49 misouth946.80 mi
24 hours11° 30' 23.0"750.33 mieast1° 37' 43.2"112.03 misouth762.27 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Banda AcehWed 1:02 PM781 km485 miles421 nmNortheast NE
MedanWed 1:02 PM935 km581 miles505 nmEast-northeast ENE
Kuala LumpurWed 2:02 PM1232 km766 miles665 nmEast-northeast ENE
BengkuluWed 1:02 PM1308 km813 miles706 nmEast-southeast ESE
SingaporeWed 2:02 PM1428 km887 miles771 nmEast E
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteWed 11:32 AM1461 km908 miles789 nmWest-northwest WNW
ColomboWed 11:32 AM1468 km912 miles793 nmWest-northwest WNW
PalembangWed 1:02 PM1554 km966 miles839 nmEast-southeast ESE
MaduraiWed 11:32 AM1814 km1127 miles979 nmNorthwest NW
ThiruvananthapuramWed 11:32 AM1834 km1140 miles990 nmWest-northwest WNW
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