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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 06:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 22' North, Longitude: 81° 13' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.13 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"1035.98 miwest0° 00' 58.5"1.12 minorth1035.98 mi
24 hours0° 04' 29.5"5.17 miwest0° 23' 21.0"26.74 minorth27.24 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 06:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 27' South, Longitude: 61° 29' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.35 meters/second, 1610.5 km/hour, 1000.7 miles/hour or 869.6 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' 13.7"1000.61 miwest0° 11' 44.4"13.44 minorth1000.74 mi
24 hours12° 38' 13.6"873.84 mieast4° 39' 54.2"320.53 minorth930.71 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 KotteSat 12:10 PM415 km258 miles224 nmNorth-northwest NNW
ColomboSat 12:10 PM420 km261 miles227 nmNorth-northwest NNW
KandySat 12:10 PM439 km272 miles237 nmNorth N
KalmunaiSat 12:10 PM453 km281 miles245 nmNorth N
TrincomaleeSat 12:10 PM575 km358 miles311 nmNorth N
ThiruvananthapuramSat 12:10 PM738 km459 miles399 nmNorthwest NW
MaduraiSat 12:10 PM801 km498 miles432 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MaleSat 11:40 AM860 km535 miles465 nmWest W
KulhudhuffushiSat 11:40 AM972 km604 miles525 nmWest-northwest WNW
Addu CitySat 11:40 AM1004 km624 miles542 nmWest-southwest WSW
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