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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

UTC time = Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 6:40:00 AM.

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

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

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= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 06:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 35' North, Longitude: 81° 22' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.46 meters/second, 1668.4 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"1036.72 miWest0° 00' 58.7"1.12 miNorth1036.71 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 06:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 21' South, Longitude: 35° 36' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.61 meters/second, 1582.6 km/hour, 983.4 miles/hour or 854.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.0"16.39 miWest0° 00' 10.0"0.19 miNorth16.39 mi
1 hour14° 26' 59.6"983.24 miWest0° 10' 02.7"11.51 miNorth983.57 mi
24 hours13° 03' 56.6"889.07 miEast4° 16' 38.6"293.95 miNorth941.36 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteThu 12:10 PM502 km312 miles271 nmNorth-northwest NNW
ColomboThu 12:10 PM509 km316 miles275 nmNorth-northwest NNW
KandyThu 12:10 PM526 km327 miles284 nmNorth N
KalmunaiThu 12:10 PM537 km334 miles290 nmNorth N
TrincomaleeThu 12:10 PM662 km411 miles357 nmNorth N
ThiruvananthapuramThu 12:10 PM817 km507 miles441 nmNorthwest NW
MaduraiThu 12:10 PM888 km551 miles479 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MaleThu 11:40 AM890 km553 miles481 nmWest-northwest WNW
Addu CityThu 11:40 AM985 km612 miles532 nmWest-southwest WSW
KulhudhuffushiThu 11:40 AM1023 km635 miles552 nmWest-northwest WNW

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