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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 Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 05:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 21' North, Longitude: 98° 26' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.14 meters/second, 1667.3 km/hour, 1036.0 miles/hour or 900.3 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' 11.2"1036.08 miwest0° 00' 58.5"1.12 minorth1036.07 mi
24 hours0° 04' 29.5"5.17 miwest0° 23' 21.2"26.75 minorth27.24 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 05:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 41' South, Longitude: 78° 05' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.29 meters/second, 1610.2 km/hour, 1000.6 miles/hour or 869.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.1"16.68 miwest0° 00' 11.6"0.22 minorth16.68 mi
1 hour14° 28' 12.4"1000.55 miwest0° 11' 44.1"13.44 minorth1000.69 mi
24 hours12° 38' 37.3"874.26 mieast4° 40' 11.7"320.89 minorth931.36 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MedanSat 12:30 PM37 km23 miles20 nmNortheast NE
PematangsiantarSat 12:30 PM76 km47 miles41 nmEast-southeast ESE
George TownSat 1:30 PM310 km193 miles167 nmNortheast NE
IpohSat 1:30 PM328 km204 miles177 nmEast-northeast ENE
Kuala LumpurSat 1:30 PM363 km226 miles196 nmEast E
Alor SetarSat 1:30 PM373 km232 miles202 nmNortheast NE
SerembanSat 1:30 PM392 km243 miles211 nmEast E
Banda AcehSat 12:30 PM424 km263 miles229 nmNorthwest NW
PekanbaruSat 12:30 PM458 km284 miles247 nmSoutheast SE
Hat YaiSat 12:30 PM463 km288 miles250 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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