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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 08:00:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 34' South, Longitude: 62° 49' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 459.88 meters/second, 1655.6 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"1028.73 miwest0° 00' 57.0"1.09 minorth1028.75 mi
24 hours0° 02' 56.5"3.36 miwest0° 22' 51.8"26.19 minorth26.40 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 08:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 00' South, Longitude: 61° 21' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 445.89 meters/second, 1605.2 km/hour, 997.4 miles/hour or 866.7 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 minorth16.63 mi
1 hour14° 27' 14.0"997.42 miwest0° 11' 55.7"13.66 minorth997.63 mi
24 hours12° 56' 42.0"893.30 mieast4° 47' 48.7"329.61 minorth953.64 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
VictoriaSat 12:00 Noon878 km545 miles474 nmWest-northwest WNW
Diego GarciaSat 2:00 PM1060 km659 miles572 nmEast E
Port LouisSat 12:00 Noon1507 km936 miles814 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Saint-DenisSat 12:00 Noon1672 km1039 miles903 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MaleSat 1:00 PM1760 km1094 miles950 nmNortheast NE
AntananarivoSat 11:00 AM2077 km1290 miles1121 nmSouthwest SW
MoroniSat 11:00 AM2193 km1363 miles1184 nmWest-southwest WSW
MogadishuSat 11:00 AM2213 km1375 miles1195 nmWest-northwest WNW
ThiruvananthapuramSat 1:30 PM2370 km1473 miles1280 nmNortheast NE
ColomboSat 1:30 PM2480 km1541 miles1339 nmNortheast NE
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