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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 Sunday, October 6, 2013 at 06:50:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 12' South, Longitude: 74° 16' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.02 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"1033.56 miwest0° 00' 57.4"1.10 misouth1033.55 mi
24 hours0° 04' 20.0"4.98 miwest0° 22' 58.8"26.32 misouth26.78 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, October 6, 2013 at 06:50:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 52' South, Longitude: 88° 49' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 438.18 meters/second, 1577.5 km/hour, 980.2 miles/hour or 851.8 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' 36.8"980.05 miwest0° 09' 14.1"10.58 misouth979.83 mi
24 hours12° 50' 04.4"868.89 mieast3° 22' 06.9"231.59 misouth893.54 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 12:50 PM311 km193 miles168 nmSouthwest SW
Addu CitySun 11:50 AM516 km320 miles279 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MaleSun 11:50 AM1041 km647 miles562 nmNorth N
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteSun 12:20 PM1478 km918 miles798 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ColomboSun 12:20 PM1478 km919 miles798 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ThiruvananthapuramSun 12:20 PM1545 km960 miles834 nmNorth N
MaduraiSun 12:20 PM1726 km1073 miles932 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BangaloreSun 12:20 PM2043 km1270 miles1103 nmNorth N
VictoriaSun 10:50 AM2087 km1297 miles1127 nmWest W
ChennaiSun 12:20 PM2130 km1324 miles1150 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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