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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 Friday, September 6, 2013 at 05:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 22' North, Longitude: 94° 36' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 461.10 meters/second, 1659.9 km/hour, 1031.4 miles/hour or 896.3 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.19 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 misouth17.19 mi
1 hour15° 00' 12.6"1031.41 miwest0° 00' 55.9"1.07 misouth1031.42 mi
24 hours0° 05' 04.7"5.82 miwest0° 22' 25.6"25.68 misouth26.34 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, September 6, 2013 at 05:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 29' South, Longitude: 101° 21' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.51 meters/second, 1618.2 km/hour, 1005.5 miles/hour or 873.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.2"16.76 miwest0° 00' 10.8"0.21 misouth16.76 mi
1 hour14° 32' 09.6"1005.43 miwest0° 10' 51.7"12.44 misouth1005.49 mi
24 hours11° 16' 04.3"779.38 mieast4° 20' 08.6"297.90 misouth833.45 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Banda AcehFri 12:40 PM120 km74 miles65 nmSoutheast SE
PhuketFri 12:40 PM451 km280 miles244 nmEast-northeast ENE
MedanFri 12:40 PM546 km340 miles295 nmSoutheast SE
PematangsiantarFri 12:40 PM617 km383 miles333 nmSoutheast SE
Port BlairFri 11:10 AM630 km391 miles340 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Alor SetarFri 1:40 PM639 km397 miles345 nmEast E
George TownFri 1:40 PM643 km400 miles347 nmEast E
Hat YaiFri 12:40 PM653 km406 miles352 nmEast E
IpohFri 1:40 PM748 km465 miles404 nmEast-southeast ESE
Kuala LumpurFri 1:40 PM865 km537 miles467 nmEast-southeast ESE
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