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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 Friday, February 28, 2014 at 07:00:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 58' South, Longitude: 77° 52' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 459.44 meters/second, 1654.0 km/hour, 1027.7 miles/hour or 893.1 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.13 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 minorth17.13 mi
1 hour15° 00' 06.8"1027.76 miwest0° 00' 56.7"1.08 minorth1027.78 mi
24 hours0° 02' 48.5"3.21 miwest0° 22' 44.9"26.06 minorth26.25 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, February 28, 2014 at 07:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 49' South, Longitude: 62° 29' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 441.22 meters/second, 1588.4 km/hour, 987.0 miles/hour or 857.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.1"16.45 miwest0° 00' 11.0"0.21 minorth16.45 mi
1 hour14° 26' 14.1"986.93 miwest0° 11' 01.5"12.63 minorth987.26 mi
24 hours13° 19' 07.5"910.48 mieast4° 36' 31.9"316.73 minorth968.41 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Diego GarciaFri 1:00 PM605 km376 miles327 nmWest W
Addu CityFri 12:00 Noon961 km597 miles519 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MaleFri 12:00 Noon1427 km887 miles770 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteFri 12:30 PM1658 km1030 miles895 nmNorth N
ColomboFri 12:30 PM1661 km1032 miles897 nmNorth N
ThiruvananthapuramFri 12:30 PM1824 km1133 miles985 nmNorth N
MaduraiFri 12:30 PM1978 km1229 miles1068 nmNorth N
BangaloreFri 12:30 PM2315 km1439 miles1250 nmNorth N
ChennaiFri 12:30 PM2343 km1456 miles1265 nmNorth N
VictoriaFri 11:00 AM2507 km1558 miles1354 nmWest W
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