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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 07:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 5° 13' South
Longitude: 61° 45' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.01 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' 10.8"1033.54 miwest0° 00' 57.4"1.10 misouth1033.53 mi
24 hours0° 04' 19.9"4.97 miwest0° 22' 58.6"26.32 misouth26.78 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, October 6, 2013 at 07:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 12° 00' South
Longitude: 76° 45' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.95 meters/second, 1576.6 km/hour, 979.7 miles/hour or 851.3 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.6"16.33 miwest0° 00' 09.2"0.18 misouth16.33 mi
1 hour14° 28' 33.9"979.53 miwest0° 09' 11.0"10.52 misouth979.30 mi
24 hours12° 51' 17.3"869.84 mieast3° 20' 36.4"229.87 misouth894.01 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
VictoriaSun 11:40 AM702 km436 miles379 nmWest W
Diego GarciaSun 1:40 PM1202 km747 miles649 nmEast-southeast ESE
MaleSun 12:40 PM1670 km1037 miles901 nmNortheast NE
Port LouisSun 11:40 AM1717 km1067 miles927 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Saint-DenisSun 11:40 AM1861 km1157 miles1005 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MogadishuSun 10:40 AM1995 km1239 miles1077 nmWest-northwest WNW
MoroniSun 10:40 AM2151 km1336 miles1161 nmWest-southwest WSW
AntananarivoSun 10:40 AM2165 km1345 miles1169 nmSouthwest SW
ThiruvananthapuramSun 1:10 PM2269 km1410 miles1225 nmNortheast NE
ColomboSun 1:10 PM2419 km1503 miles1306 nmEast-northeast ENE
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