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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, March 1, 2014 at 06:10:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 36' South, Longitude: 90° 36' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 459.85 meters/second, 1655.4 km/hour, 1028.6 miles/hour or 893.9 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.14 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 minorth17.14 mi
1 hour15° 00' 07.2"1028.59 miwest0° 00' 57.0"1.09 minorth1028.61 mi
24 hours0° 02' 56.0"3.35 miwest0° 22' 51.3"26.18 minorth26.39 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 06:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 22' South, Longitude: 88° 07' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 445.65 meters/second, 1604.3 km/hour, 996.9 miles/hour or 866.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.0"16.61 miwest0° 00' 11.8"0.23 minorth16.61 mi
1 hour14° 27' 09.8"996.80 miwest0° 11' 53.6"13.62 minorth997.02 mi
24 hours12° 58' 12.9"894.56 mieast4° 47' 44.3"329.50 minorth955.01 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BengkuluSat 1:10 PM1359 km844 miles734 nmEast-northeast ENE
MedanSat 1:10 PM1528 km949 miles825 nmNortheast NE
PalembangSat 1:10 PM1650 km1025 miles891 nmEast-northeast ENE
Kuala LumpurSat 2:10 PM1711 km1063 miles924 nmNortheast NE
SingaporeSat 2:10 PM1769 km1099 miles955 nmEast-northeast ENE
JakartaSat 1:10 PM1799 km1118 miles972 nmEast E
BandungSat 1:10 PM1880 km1168 miles1015 nmEast E
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteSat 11:40 AM1993 km1238 miles1076 nmNorthwest NW
ColomboSat 11:40 AM1999 km1242 miles1079 nmNorthwest NW
Diego GarciaSat 12:10 PM2007 km1247 miles1084 nmWest W
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