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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 Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 05:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 4° 48' South
Longitude: 91° 50' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.31 meters/second, 1664.3 km/hour, 1034.2 miles/hour or 898.7 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.24 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 misouth17.24 mi
1 hour15° 00' 11.2"1034.21 miwest0° 00' 57.6"1.10 misouth1034.19 mi
24 hours0° 04' 26.1"5.10 miwest0° 23' 02.8"26.40 misouth26.88 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 05:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 7° 43' South
Longitude: 93° 28' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 444.42 meters/second, 1599.9 km/hour, 994.1 miles/hour or 863.9 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.0"16.57 miwest0° 00' 10.3"0.20 misouth16.57 mi
1 hour14° 30' 04.5"994.06 miwest0° 10' 25.0"11.93 misouth993.92 mi
24 hours12° 13' 50.9"838.43 mieast3° 58' 33.2"273.27 misouth877.46 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BengkuluSat 12:40 PM1163 km722 miles628 nmEast E
MedanSat 12:40 PM1200 km745 miles648 nmNortheast NE
Kuala LumpurSat 1:40 PM1405 km873 miles759 nmNortheast NE
PalembangSat 12:40 PM1449 km901 miles783 nmEast E
SingaporeSat 1:40 PM1496 km930 miles808 nmEast-northeast ENE
JakartaSat 12:40 PM1666 km1035 miles900 nmEast E
BandungSat 12:40 PM1762 km1095 miles951 nmEast E
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteSat 11:10 AM1851 km1150 miles999 nmNorthwest NW
ColomboSat 11:10 AM1857 km1154 miles1003 nmNorthwest NW
PontianakSat 12:40 PM2017 km1253 miles1089 nmEast-northeast ENE
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