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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 Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 06:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 40' South, Longitude: 85° 32' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.05 meters/second, 1591.4 km/hour, 988.8 miles/hour or 859.3 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.48 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 minorth16.48 mi
1 hour14° 59' 53.9"988.66 miwest0° 00' 41.0"0.79 minorth988.69 mi
24 hours0° 02' 21.4"2.59 mieast0° 16' 36.4"19.03 minorth19.21 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 06:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 60' South, Longitude: 75° 09' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.16 meters/second, 1548.6 km/hour, 962.2 miles/hour or 836.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 23.7"16.04 miwest0° 00' 08.2"0.16 minorth16.04 mi
1 hour14° 23' 52.1"962.12 miwest0° 08' 16.2"9.48 minorth962.47 mi
24 hours14° 12' 43.1"949.70 mieast3° 45' 12.5"258.05 minorth991.48 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Diego GarciaThu 12:30 PM1825 km1134 miles986 nmNorthwest NW
Amsterdam IslandThu 11:30 AM2363 km1468 miles1276 nmSouth-southwest SSW
JakartaThu 1:30 PM2641 km1641 miles1426 nmEast-northeast ENE
MaleThu 11:30 AM2753 km1710 miles1486 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteThu 12:00 Noon2784 km1730 miles1503 nmNorth-northwest NNW
SingaporeThu 2:30 PM2903 km1804 miles1567 nmNortheast NE
Kuala LumpurThu 2:30 PM2905 km1805 miles1569 nmNortheast NE
Port LouisThu 10:30 AM2963 km1841 miles1600 nmWest W
Saint-DenisThu 10:30 AM3178 km1974 miles1716 nmWest-southwest WSW
PontianakThu 1:30 PM3257 km2023 miles1758 nmNortheast NE
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