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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 Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 07:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 05' South, Longitude: 70° 37' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 443.43 meters/second, 1596.4 km/hour, 991.9 miles/hour or 862.0 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.53 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 minorth16.53 mi
1 hour14° 59' 54.8"991.76 miwest0° 00' 42.6"0.82 minorth991.79 mi
24 hours0° 01' 56.2"2.14 mieast0° 17' 13.7"19.75 minorth19.86 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 07:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 36' South, Longitude: 88° 34' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 443.76 meters/second, 1597.5 km/hour, 992.7 miles/hour or 862.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.6"16.54 miwest0° 00' 11.6"0.22 minorth16.55 mi
1 hour14° 26' 41.8"992.63 miwest0° 11' 43.8"13.44 minorth992.92 mi
24 hours13° 03' 42.2"897.59 mieast4° 46' 44.7"328.40 minorth958.85 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Diego GarciaSat 1:30 PM1097 km682 miles592 nmNorth N
Port LouisSat 11:30 AM1424 km885 miles769 nmWest-southwest WSW
Saint-DenisSat 11:30 AM1649 km1025 miles891 nmWest-southwest WSW
VictoriaSat 11:30 AM2153 km1338 miles1163 nmNorthwest NW
MaleSat 12:30 PM2374 km1475 miles1282 nmNorth N
Amsterdam IslandSat 12:30 PM2394 km1487 miles1292 nmSouth-southeast SSE
AntananarivoSat 10:30 AM2452 km1524 miles1324 nmWest W
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteSat 1:00 PM2843 km1767 miles1535 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MoroniSat 10:30 AM3006 km1868 miles1623 nmWest W
BangaloreSat 1:00 PM3412 km2120 miles1842 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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