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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 = Friday, January 31, 2014 at 8:30:00 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).

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= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Friday, January 31, 2014 at 08:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 22' South, Longitude: 55° 51' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.79 meters/second, 1594.0 km/hour, 990.5 miles/hour or 860.7 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.51 miWest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 miNorth16.51 mi
1 hour14° 59' 54.4"990.23 miWest0° 00' 42.0"0.80 miNorth990.26 mi
24 hours0° 02' 08.1"2.35 miEast0° 16' 56.3"19.41 miNorth19.56 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, January 31, 2014 at 08:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 54' South, Longitude: 60° 47' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.98 meters/second, 1576.7 km/hour, 979.7 miles/hour or 851.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.2"16.33 miWest0° 00' 10.5"0.20 miNorth16.33 mi
1 hour14° 25' 17.9"979.61 miWest0° 10' 35.0"12.12 miNorth979.97 mi
24 hours13° 36' 00.1"923.81 miEast4° 29' 24.7"308.58 miNorth979.67 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Port LouisFri 12:30 PM355 km221 miles192 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Saint-DenisFri 12:30 PM392 km243 miles211 nmSouth S
ToamasinaFri 11:30 AM690 km429 miles372 nmWest W
Port Mathurin (Rodrigues)Fri 12:30 PM839 km521 miles453 nmEast-southeast ESE
AntananarivoFri 11:30 AM898 km558 miles485 nmWest-southwest WSW
AntsirabeFri 11:30 AM971 km604 miles524 nmWest-southwest WSW
VictoriaFri 12:30 PM1410 km876 miles761 nmNorth N
MoroniFri 11:30 AM1495 km929 miles807 nmWest-northwest WNW
Diego GarciaFri 2:30 PM2114 km1314 miles1141 nmEast-northeast ENE
Dar es SalaamFri 11:30 AM2145 km1333 miles1158 nmWest-northwest WNW

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