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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

See where the moon is over the horizon

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Position of the Sun

On Saturday, September 7, 2013 at 05:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 5° 60' North
Longitude: 96° 44' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 461.42 meters/second, 1661.1 km/hour, 1032.2 miles/hour or 896.9 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.20 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 misouth17.20 mi
1 hour15° 00' 12.8"1032.20 miwest0° 00' 56.1"1.07 misouth1032.22 mi
24 hours0° 05' 07.7"5.88 miwest0° 22' 31.5"25.80 misouth26.46 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, September 7, 2013 at 05:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 4° 48' South
Longitude: 114° 46' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.58 meters/second, 1611.3 km/hour, 1001.2 miles/hour or 870.0 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.3"16.69 miwest0° 00' 10.6"0.20 misouth16.69 mi
1 hour14° 31' 25.1"1001.16 miwest0° 10' 43.6"12.28 misouth1001.11 mi
24 hours11° 37' 38.7"801.53 mieast4° 10' 42.4"287.15 misouth848.44 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Banda AcehSat 12:30 PM164 km102 miles89 nmWest-southwest WSW
PhuketSat 12:30 PM277 km172 miles150 nmNortheast NE
MedanSat 12:30 PM342 km213 miles185 nmSoutheast SE
Alor SetarSat 1:30 PM402 km250 miles217 nmEast E
George TownSat 1:30 PM403 km250 miles218 nmEast E
PematangsiantarSat 12:30 PM418 km260 miles226 nmSoutheast SE
Hat YaiSat 12:30 PM428 km266 miles231 nmEast-northeast ENE
IpohSat 1:30 PM509 km316 miles275 nmEast-southeast ESE
Kuala LumpurSat 1:30 PM635 km395 miles343 nmEast-southeast ESE
SerembanSat 1:30 PM679 km422 miles367 nmEast-southeast ESE
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