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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 Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 06:02:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 33' North, Longitude: 89° 07' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 456.12 meters/second, 1642.0 km/hour, 1020.3 miles/hour or 886.6 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.01 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 minorth17.01 mi
1 hour15° 00' 08.6"1020.28 miwest0° 00' 52.7"1.01 minorth1020.26 mi
24 hours0° 03' 23.1"3.84 miwest0° 20' 59.2"24.04 minorth24.35 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 06:02:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 23' North, Longitude: 167° 49' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.39 meters/second, 1535.0 km/hour, 953.8 miles/hour or 828.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.5"15.90 miwest0° 00' 04.3"0.08 misouth15.90 mi
1 hour14° 31' 33.4"953.61 miwest0° 04' 25.4"5.07 misouth953.83 mi
24 hours11° 18' 01.1"741.94 mieast2° 08' 47.4"147.62 misouth760.81 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Port BlairWed 11:32 AM390 km242 miles210 nmEast-northeast ENE
KalmunaiWed 11:32 AM873 km543 miles472 nmWest-southwest WSW
Banda AcehWed 1:02 PM878 km545 miles474 nmSoutheast SE
KandyWed 11:32 AM1000 km621 miles540 nmWest-southwest WSW
ChennaiWed 11:32 AM1004 km624 miles542 nmWest-northwest WNW
VisakhapatnamWed 11:32 AM1015 km631 miles548 nmNorthwest NW
YangonWed 12:32 PM1025 km637 miles554 nmNortheast NE
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteWed 11:32 AM1090 km677 miles589 nmWest-southwest WSW
ColomboWed 11:32 AM1094 km680 miles591 nmWest-southwest WSW
BhubaneshwarWed 11:32 AM1130 km702 miles610 nmNorth-northwest NNW
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