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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

UTC time = Sunday, October 6, 2013 at 6:30:00 AM.

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Sun symbol = The Sun's position directly overhead (zenith) in relation to an observer.

Moon symbol = The Moon's position at its zenith in relation to an observer (Moon phase is not shown).

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= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Sunday, October 6, 2013 at 06:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 12' South, Longitude: 79° 32' 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"1033.50 miWest0° 00' 57.4"1.10 miSouth1033.49 mi
24 hours0° 04' 20.1"4.98 miWest0° 22' 58.8"26.32 miSouth26.78 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, October 6, 2013 at 06:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 49' South, Longitude: 93° 54' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 438.28 meters/second, 1577.8 km/hour, 980.4 miles/hour or 851.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.6"16.34 miWest0° 00' 09.2"0.18 miSouth16.34 mi
1 hour14° 28' 38.1"980.20 miWest0° 09' 15.4"10.60 miSouth979.98 mi
24 hours12° 49' 33.8"868.42 miEast3° 22' 44.7"232.30 miSouth893.29 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Diego GarciaSun 12:30 PM823 km511 miles444 nmWest-southwest WSW
Addu CitySun 11:30 AM870 km540 miles470 nmNorthwest NW
MaleSun 11:30 AM1235 km767 miles667 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteSun 12:00 Noon1337 km831 miles722 nmNorth N
ColomboSun 12:00 Noon1342 km834 miles725 nmNorth N
ThiruvananthapuramSun 12:00 Noon1542 km958 miles833 nmNorth N
MaduraiSun 12:00 Noon1680 km1044 miles907 nmNorth N
BengaluruSun 12:00 Noon2021 km1256 miles1091 nmNorth N
ChennaiSun 12:00 Noon2024 km1257 miles1093 nmNorth N
Kuala LumpurSun 2:30 PM2632 km1636 miles1421 nmEast-northeast ENE

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