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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 Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 06:50:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 49' South, Longitude: 73° 07' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.51 meters/second, 1614.6 km/hour, 1003.3 miles/hour or 871.8 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.72 miwest0° 00' 00.8"0.02 misouth16.72 mi
1 hour15° 00' 00.4"1003.16 miwest0° 00' 47.2"0.90 misouth1003.13 mi
24 hours0° 00' 03.2"0.06 miwest0° 18' 48.4"21.55 misouth21.55 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 06:50:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 25' South, Longitude: 57° 04' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 440.44 meters/second, 1585.6 km/hour, 985.2 miles/hour or 856.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.8"16.42 miwest0° 00' 09.8"0.19 misouth16.42 mi
1 hour14° 28' 45.5"985.10 miwest0° 09' 50.2"11.27 misouth984.91 mi
24 hours12° 50' 09.5"873.31 mieast3° 39' 56.0"251.98 misouth903.43 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Diego GarciaSat 12:50 PM831 km517 miles449 nmNorth N
Port LouisSat 10:50 AM1760 km1094 miles951 nmWest-southwest WSW
Saint-DenisSat 10:50 AM1988 km1235 miles1073 nmWest-southwest WSW
MaleSat 11:50 AM2101 km1305 miles1134 nmNorth N
VictoriaSat 10:50 AM2240 km1392 miles1210 nmWest-northwest WNW
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteSat 12:20 PM2515 km1563 miles1358 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ColomboSat 12:20 PM2516 km1564 miles1359 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Amsterdam IslandSat 11:50 AM2584 km1606 miles1395 nmSouth S
ThiruvananthapuramSat 12:20 PM2613 km1624 miles1411 nmNorth N
AntananarivoSat 9:50 AM2763 km1717 miles1492 nmWest-southwest WSW
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