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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, December 1, 2013 at 03:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 49' South, Longitude: 121° 58' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.71 meters/second, 1550.6 km/hour, 963.5 miles/hour or 837.2 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"16.06 miwest0° 00' 00.4"0.01 misouth16.06 mi
1 hour14° 59' 45.9"963.16 miwest0° 00' 23.1"0.44 misouth963.14 mi
24 hours0° 05' 41.7"6.10 mieast0° 09' 04.9"10.42 misouth12.07 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, December 1, 2013 at 03:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 26' South, Longitude: 96° 05' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.43 meters/second, 1549.5 km/hour, 962.8 miles/hour or 836.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.1"16.05 miwest0° 00' 07.5"0.14 misouth16.05 mi
1 hour14° 26' 08.8"962.64 miwest0° 07' 28.6"8.57 misouth962.39 mi
24 hours13° 55' 23.0"928.46 mieast2° 31' 50.6"174.04 misouth938.76 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Alice SpringsSun 1:10 PM1239 km770 miles669 nmEast-southeast ESE
PerthSun 11:40 AM1277 km793 miles689 nmSouth-southwest SSW
EuclaSun 12:25 PM1291 km802 miles697 nmSouth-southeast SSE
DarwinSun 1:10 PM1400 km870 miles756 nmNortheast NE
DiliSun 12:40 PM1517 km943 miles819 nmNorth-northeast NNE
DenpasarSun 11:40 AM1624 km1009 miles877 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MalangSun 10:40 AM1822 km1132 miles984 nmNorthwest NW
MakassarSun 11:40 AM1865 km1159 miles1007 nmNorth N
SurabayaSun 10:40 AM1890 km1174 miles1021 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Adelaide *Sun 2:10 PM2179 km1354 miles1176 nmSoutheast SE
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