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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 Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 05:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 34' North, Longitude: 98° 35' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.47 meters/second, 1668.5 km/hour, 1036.7 miles/hour or 900.9 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.28 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 minorth17.28 mi
1 hour15° 00' 11.3"1036.81 miwest0° 00' 58.7"1.12 minorth1036.80 mi
24 hours0° 04' 30.8"5.20 miwest0° 23' 28.4"26.88 minorth27.38 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 05:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 33' South, Longitude: 52° 11' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.32 meters/second, 1581.6 km/hour, 982.7 miles/hour or 854.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.8"16.38 miwest0° 00' 09.8"0.19 minorth16.38 mi
1 hour14° 26' 57.5"982.67 miwest0° 09' 58.1"11.42 minorth983.00 mi
24 hours13° 04' 45.0"889.50 mieast4° 15' 11.9"292.32 minorth941.35 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PematangsiantarThu 12:30 PM66 km41 miles36 nmNortheast NE
MedanThu 12:30 PM113 km70 miles61 nmNorth N
Kuala LumpurThu 1:30 PM352 km218 miles190 nmEast E
IpohThu 1:30 PM360 km224 miles194 nmNortheast NE
SerembanThu 1:30 PM369 km229 miles199 nmEast E
George TownThu 1:30 PM369 km229 miles199 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PekanbaruThu 12:30 PM390 km242 miles211 nmSoutheast SE
PadangThu 12:30 PM433 km269 miles234 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Alor SetarThu 1:30 PM439 km273 miles237 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Banda AcehThu 12:30 PM491 km305 miles265 nmNorthwest NW
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