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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 06:50:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 35' South, Longitude: 80° 19' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 459.86 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"17.15 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 minorth17.15 mi
1 hour15° 00' 07.2"1028.69 miwest0° 00' 57.0"1.09 minorth1028.71 mi
24 hours0° 02' 56.1"3.36 miwest0° 22' 51.4"26.18 minorth26.40 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 06:50:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 14' South, Longitude: 78° 13' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 445.74 meters/second, 1604.7 km/hour, 997.1 miles/hour or 866.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.2"16.62 miwest0° 00' 11.8"0.23 minorth16.62 mi
1 hour14° 27' 11.3"997.08 miwest0° 11' 54.4"13.64 minorth997.30 mi
24 hours12° 57' 39.0"894.13 mieast4° 47' 46.7"329.57 minorth954.55 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 12:50 PM873 km542 miles471 nmWest W
MaleSat 11:50 AM1505 km935 miles812 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteSat 12:20 PM1601 km995 miles865 nmNorth N
ColomboSat 12:20 PM1605 km997 miles867 nmNorth N
ThiruvananthapuramSat 12:20 PM1818 km1130 miles982 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MaduraiSat 12:20 PM1951 km1212 miles1054 nmNorth N
ChennaiSat 12:20 PM2286 km1421 miles1234 nmNorth N
BangaloreSat 12:20 PM2294 km1425 miles1239 nmNorth N
Kuala LumpurSat 2:50 PM2655 km1649 miles1433 nmEast-northeast ENE
VictoriaSat 10:50 AM2771 km1722 miles1496 nmWest W
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