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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 06:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 36' South, Longitude: 88° 06' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 459.85 meters/second, 1655.5 km/hour, 1028.7 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"1028.60 miwest0° 00' 57.0"1.09 minorth1028.62 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 06:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 20' South, Longitude: 85° 43' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 445.67 meters/second, 1604.4 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' 27.2"16.61 miwest0° 00' 11.8"0.23 minorth16.62 mi
1 hour14° 27' 10.1"996.85 miwest0° 11' 53.8"13.62 minorth997.07 mi
24 hours12° 58' 04.7"894.44 mieast4° 47' 45.0"329.52 minorth954.89 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BengkuluSat 1:20 PM1624 km1009 miles877 nmEast-northeast ENE
MedanSat 1:20 PM1706 km1060 miles921 nmNortheast NE
Diego GarciaSat 12:20 PM1731 km1076 miles935 nmWest W
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteSat 11:50 AM1841 km1144 miles994 nmNorth-northwest NNW
ColomboSat 11:50 AM1847 km1148 miles997 nmNorth-northwest NNW
PalembangSat 1:20 PM1916 km1190 miles1034 nmEast-northeast ENE
Kuala LumpurSat 2:20 PM1921 km1194 miles1037 nmNortheast NE
SingaporeSat 2:20 PM2006 km1246 miles1083 nmEast-northeast ENE
JakartaSat 1:20 PM2075 km1289 miles1120 nmEast E
MaleSat 11:20 AM2079 km1292 miles1122 nmNorthwest NW
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