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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

UTC time = Sunday, December 1, 2013 at 6:00:00 AM.

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Sun symbol = The Sun's position directly overhead (zenith) in relation to an observer.

Moon symbol = The Moon's position at its zenith in relation to an observer (Moon phase is not shown).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Sunday, December 1, 2013 at 06:00:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 50' South, Longitude: 87° 15' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.67 meters/second, 1550.4 km/hour, 963.4 miles/hour or 837.1 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' 45.8"962.99 miWest0° 00' 23.0"0.44 miSouth962.97 mi
24 hours0° 05' 42.6"6.11 miEast0° 09' 02.4"10.37 miSouth12.04 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, December 1, 2013 at 06:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 43' South, Longitude: 62° 41' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 429.73 meters/second, 1547.0 km/hour, 961.3 miles/hour or 835.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.9"16.02 miWest0° 00' 07.2"0.14 miSouth16.02 mi
1 hour14° 25' 56.8"961.01 miWest0° 07' 16.0"8.33 miSouth960.76 mi
24 hours13° 59' 48.6"932.01 miEast2° 25' 56.3"167.26 miSouth941.14 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Amsterdam IslandSun 11:00 AM2000 km1243 miles1080 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Diego GarciaSun 12:00 Noon2261 km1405 miles1221 nmNorthwest NW
JakartaSun 1:00 PM2728 km1695 miles1473 nmNortheast NE
PerthSun 2:00 PM3043 km1891 miles1643 nmEast-southeast ESE
Port LouisSun 10:00 AM3095 km1923 miles1671 nmWest W
SingaporeSun 2:00 PM3129 km1944 miles1690 nmNortheast NE
Kuala LumpurSun 2:00 PM3178 km1975 miles1716 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MaleSun 11:00 AM3243 km2015 miles1751 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteSun 11:30 AM3276 km2035 miles1769 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Saint-DenisSun 10:00 AM3295 km2047 miles1779 nmWest W

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