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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 Friday, March 28, 2014 at 06:10:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 58' North, Longitude: 88° 31' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.31 meters/second, 1667.9 km/hour, 1036.4 miles/hour or 900.6 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.27 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 minorth17.27 mi
1 hour15° 00' 11.3"1036.46 miwest0° 00' 58.5"1.12 minorth1036.45 mi
24 hours0° 04' 30.3"5.19 miwest0° 23' 24.9"26.82 minorth27.31 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, March 28, 2014 at 06:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 10' South, Longitude: 55° 37' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 444.63 meters/second, 1600.7 km/hour, 994.6 miles/hour or 864.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.7"16.58 miwest0° 00' 11.1"0.21 minorth16.58 mi
1 hour14° 27' 40.5"994.58 miwest0° 11' 15.2"12.89 minorth994.84 mi
24 hours12° 49' 06.8"881.61 mieast4° 37' 10.9"317.45 minorth939.72 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Banda AcehFri 1:10 PM808 km502 miles436 nmEast-northeast ENE
KalmunaiFri 11:40 AM889 km553 miles480 nmNorthwest NW
KandyFri 11:40 AM995 km618 miles537 nmWest-northwest WNW
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteFri 11:40 AM1046 km650 miles565 nmWest-northwest WNW
ColomboFri 11:40 AM1053 km654 miles569 nmWest-northwest WNW
MedanFri 1:10 PM1132 km703 miles611 nmEast E
MaduraiFri 11:40 AM1382 km859 miles746 nmNorthwest NW
ThiruvananthapuramFri 11:40 AM1419 km881 miles766 nmWest-northwest WNW
ChennaiFri 11:40 AM1439 km894 miles777 nmNorthwest NW
Kuala LumpurFri 2:10 PM1466 km911 miles792 nmEast E
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