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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 Friday, November 1, 2013 at 06:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 14° 30' South
Longitude: 78° 07' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.17 meters/second, 1617.0 km/hour, 1004.8 miles/hour or 873.1 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.75 miwest0° 00' 00.8"0.02 misouth16.75 mi
1 hour15° 00' 00.8"1004.65 miwest0° 00' 47.8"0.92 misouth1004.62 mi
24 hours0° 00' 15.5"0.29 miwest0° 19' 03.1"21.83 misouth21.83 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, November 1, 2013 at 06:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 6° 14' South
Longitude: 49° 45' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 445.99 meters/second, 1605.6 km/hour, 997.6 miles/hour or 866.9 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.4"16.63 miwest0° 00' 10.6"0.20 misouth16.63 mi
1 hour14° 30' 23.8"997.57 miwest0° 10' 39.6"12.21 misouth997.48 mi
24 hours12° 08' 27.8"834.91 mieast4° 07' 56.3"284.00 misouth878.09 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Diego GarciaFri 12:30 PM1008 km626 miles544 nmNorthwest NW
MaleFri 11:30 AM2127 km1322 miles1148 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Port LouisFri 10:30 AM2279 km1416 miles1230 nmWest-southwest WSW
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteFri 12:00 Noon2373 km1475 miles1281 nmNorth N
ColomboFri 12:00 Noon2376 km1476 miles1283 nmNorth N
Saint-DenisFri 10:30 AM2504 km1556 miles1352 nmWest-southwest WSW
ThiruvananthapuramFri 12:00 Noon2547 km1582 miles1375 nmNorth N
Amsterdam IslandFri 11:30 AM2582 km1605 miles1394 nmSouth S
VictoriaFri 10:30 AM2715 km1687 miles1466 nmWest-northwest WNW
BangaloreFri 12:00 Noon3038 km1888 miles1641 nmNorth N
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