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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 areas of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night.

Map showing day and night parts of the world

UTC time = Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 7:30:00 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 Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 07:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 43' South, Longitude: 70° 44' East

The ground speed is currently 458.57 meters/second, 1650.9 kilometres/hour, 1025.8 miles/hour or 891.4 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Sun compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.10 miWest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 miNorth17.10 mi
1 hour15° 00' 06.1"1025.72 miWest0° 00' 56.0"1.07 miNorth1025.75 mi
24 hours0° 02' 33.0"2.91 miWest0° 22' 30.7"25.78 miNorth25.95 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 07:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 03' South, Longitude: 27° 48' East

The ground speed is currently 428.33 meters/second, 1542.0 kilometres/hour, 958.1 miles/hour or 832.6 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Moon compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.5"15.97 miWest0° 00' 06.7"0.13 miNorth15.97 mi
1 hour14° 24' 35.9"957.93 miWest0° 06' 52.3"7.88 miNorth958.24 mi
24 hours14° 02' 16.1"933.20 miEast3° 14' 25.7"222.79 miNorth966.29 mi

Locations With the Sun Near Its Zenith

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

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LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Diego GarciaWed 1:30 PM242 km150 miles130 nmNortheast NE
Addu CityWed 12:30 PM927 km576 miles501 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MaleWed 12:30 PM1458 km906 miles787 nmNorth-northeast NNE
VictoriaWed 11:30 AM1748 km1086 miles944 nmWest-northwest WNW
Port LouisWed 11:30 AM1906 km1184 miles1029 nmSouthwest SW
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteWed 1:00 PM2004 km1245 miles1082 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ColomboWed 1:00 PM2004 km1245 miles1082 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ThiruvananthapuramWed 1:00 PM2025 km1258 miles1093 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Saint-DenisWed 11:30 AM2122 km1319 miles1146 nmSouthwest SW
MaduraiWed 1:00 PM2217 km1378 miles1197 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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