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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 6:30:00 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 06:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 50' South, Longitude: 79° 45' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.66 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"962.97 miWest0° 00' 23.0"0.44 miSouth962.95 mi
24 hours0° 05' 42.8"6.12 miEast0° 09' 02.0"10.36 miSouth12.03 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, December 1, 2013 at 06:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 47' South, Longitude: 55° 28' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 429.58 meters/second, 1546.5 km/hour, 960.9 miles/hour or 835.0 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' 54.2"960.67 miWest0° 07' 13.1"8.27 miSouth960.42 mi
24 hours14° 00' 45.3"932.78 miEast2° 24' 38.5"165.78 miSouth941.66 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 11:30 AM1782 km1108 miles962 nmSouth S
Diego GarciaSun 12:30 PM1792 km1113 miles967 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Port LouisSun 10:30 AM2320 km1442 miles1253 nmWest W
Saint-DenisSun 10:30 AM2521 km1566 miles1361 nmWest W
MaleSun 11:30 AM2956 km1837 miles1596 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Port-aux-FrancaisSun 11:30 AM3168 km1968 miles1710 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteSun 12:00 Noon3177 km1974 miles1715 nmNorth N
VictoriaSun 10:30 AM3240 km2013 miles1750 nmWest-northwest WNW
AntananarivoSun 9:30 AM3375 km2097 miles1822 nmWest W
JakartaSun 1:30 PM3389 km2106 miles1830 nmEast-northeast ENE

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