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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, November 3, 2013 at 07:00:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 08' South, Longitude: 70° 54' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.85 meters/second, 1612.3 km/hour, 1001.8 miles/hour or 870.5 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.70 miwest0° 00' 00.8"0.01 misouth16.70 mi
1 hour14° 59' 59.9"1001.61 miwest0° 00' 46.6"0.89 misouth1001.58 mi
24 hours0° 00' 09.0"0.17 mieast0° 18' 33.5"21.27 misouth21.27 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, November 3, 2013 at 07:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 07' South, Longitude: 67° 45' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 433.45 meters/second, 1560.4 km/hour, 969.6 miles/hour or 842.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.0"16.16 miwest0° 00' 08.2"0.16 misouth16.16 mi
1 hour14° 26' 58.2"969.36 miwest0° 08' 17.3"9.50 misouth969.11 mi
24 hours13° 32' 18.7"908.27 mieast2° 54' 08.9"199.57 misouth923.90 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 1:00 PM879 km546 miles474 nmNorth N
Port LouisSun 11:00 AM1526 km948 miles824 nmWest-southwest WSW
Saint-DenisSun 11:00 AM1754 km1090 miles947 nmWest-southwest WSW
VictoriaSun 11:00 AM2052 km1275 miles1108 nmWest-northwest WNW
MaleSun 12:00 Noon2155 km1339 miles1163 nmNorth N
AntananarivoSun 10:00 AM2522 km1567 miles1362 nmWest-southwest WSW
Amsterdam IslandSun 12:00 Noon2596 km1613 miles1402 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteSun 12:30 PM2631 km1635 miles1421 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ColomboSun 12:30 PM2632 km1635 miles1421 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MoroniSun 10:00 AM3015 km1874 miles1628 nmWest W
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