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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 areas of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night.

= The Sun's position directly overhead (zenith) in relation to an observer.

= The Moon's position at its zenith in relation to an observer (Moon phase is not shown).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 05:56:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 35' South, Longitude: 92° 58' East

The ground speed is currently 463.90 meters/second, 1670.1 kilometres/hour, 1037.7 miles/hour or 901.8 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Sun compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.30 miWest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 miNorth17.30 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.9"1037.72 miWest0° 00' 59.2"1.13 miNorth1037.72 mi
24 hours0° 04' 25.4"5.10 miWest0° 23' 42.7"27.15 miNorth27.63 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 05:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 52' South, Longitude: 59° 31' West

The ground speed is currently 440.70 meters/second, 1586.5 kilometres/hour, 985.8 miles/hour or 856.6 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Moon compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"16.43 miWest0° 00' 08.7"0.17 miSouth16.43 mi
1 hour14° 30' 32.7"985.64 miWest0° 08' 46.4"10.05 miSouth985.45 mi
24 hours12° 01' 56.1"817.41 miEast3° 14' 51.3"223.24 miSouth842.63 mi

Locations With the Sun Near Its Zenith

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

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LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Banda AcehWed 12:56 PM727 km452 miles393 nm NNE
MedanWed 12:56 PM784 km487 miles423 nm NE
Kuala LumpurWed 1:56 PM1056 km656 miles570 nm ENE
BengkuluWed 12:56 PM1093 km679 miles590 nm ESE
SingaporeWed 1:56 PM1229 km764 miles664 nm E
PalembangWed 12:56 PM1339 km832 miles723 nm ESE
JakartaWed 12:56 PM1657 km1030 miles895 nm ESE
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteWed 11:26 AM1668 km1036 miles900 nm WNW
ColomboWed 11:26 AM1676 km1042 miles905 nm WNW
BandungWed 12:56 PM1771 km1100 miles956 nm ESE