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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.

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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 05:56:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 11' South, Longitude: 92° 37' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.92 meters/second, 1670.1 km/hour, 1037.8 miles/hour or 901.8 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.30 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 minorth17.30 mi
1 hour15° 00' 11.0"1037.84 miwest0° 00' 59.2"1.13 minorth1037.84 mi
24 hours0° 04' 27.2"5.14 miwest0° 23' 42.1"27.15 minorth27.63 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 05:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 07' South, Longitude: 47° 45' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 434.56 meters/second, 1564.4 km/hour, 972.1 miles/hour or 844.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.1"16.20 miwest0° 00' 07.2"0.14 misouth16.20 mi
1 hour14° 29' 13.0"971.93 miwest0° 07' 18.8"8.38 misouth971.70 mi
24 hours12° 34' 33.1"843.75 mieast2° 33' 46.3"176.23 misouth857.03 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Banda AcehThu 12:56 PM702 km437 miles379 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MedanThu 12:56 PM793 km493 miles428 nmEast-northeast ENE
Kuala LumpurThu 1:56 PM1076 km668 miles581 nmEast-northeast ENE
BengkuluThu 12:56 PM1145 km712 miles618 nmEast-southeast ESE
SingaporeThu 1:56 PM1262 km784 miles681 nmEast E
PalembangThu 12:56 PM1387 km862 miles749 nmEast-southeast ESE
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteThu 11:26 AM1612 km1001 miles870 nmWest-northwest WNW
ColomboThu 11:26 AM1618 km1006 miles874 nmWest-northwest WNW
JakartaThu 12:56 PM1710 km1063 miles923 nmEast-southeast ESE
BangkokThu 12:56 PM1767 km1098 miles954 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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