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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 Sunday, October 6, 2013 at 06:00:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 5° 12' South
Longitude: 86° 46' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.03 meters/second, 1663.3 km/hour, 1033.5 miles/hour or 898.1 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.23 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 misouth17.23 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.9"1033.59 miwest0° 00' 57.4"1.10 misouth1033.57 mi
24 hours0° 04' 20.2"4.98 miwest0° 22' 58.9"26.32 misouth26.79 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, October 6, 2013 at 06:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 11° 45' South
Longitude: 100° 53' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 438.41 meters/second, 1578.3 km/hour, 980.7 miles/hour or 852.2 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.6"16.35 miwest0° 00' 09.2"0.18 misouth16.35 mi
1 hour14° 28' 39.9"980.57 miwest0° 09' 17.1"10.64 misouth980.35 mi
24 hours12° 48' 51.7"867.93 mieast3° 23' 36.2"233.29 misouth893.08 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteSun 11:30 AM1537 km955 miles830 nmNorth-northwest NNW
ColomboSun 11:30 AM1543 km959 miles833 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Diego GarciaSun 12:00 Noon1605 km997 miles866 nmWest W
MedanSun 1:00 PM1642 km1020 miles887 nmNortheast NE
BengkuluSun 1:00 PM1727 km1073 miles933 nmEast E
MaleSun 11:00 AM1801 km1119 miles973 nmNorthwest NW
ThiruvananthapuramSun 11:30 AM1866 km1159 miles1007 nmNorthwest NW
Kuala LumpurSun 2:00 PM1899 km1180 miles1026 nmEast-northeast ENE
MaduraiSun 11:30 AM1926 km1197 miles1040 nmNorth-northwest NNW
SingaporeSun 2:00 PM2031 km1262 miles1097 nmEast-northeast ENE
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