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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, April 25, 2014 at 06:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 11' North, Longitude: 81° 43' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 451.74 meters/second, 1626.3 km/hour, 1010.5 miles/hour or 878.1 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"16.84 miwest0° 00' 00.8"0.02 minorth16.84 mi
1 hour15° 00' 06.3"1010.44 miwest0° 00' 48.8"0.93 minorth1010.41 mi
24 hours0° 02' 30.4"2.82 miwest0° 19' 27.1"22.29 minorth22.46 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, April 25, 2014 at 06:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 54' South, Longitude: 32° 46' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.33 meters/second, 1610.4 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' 28.9"16.68 miwest0° 00' 11.2"0.22 minorth16.68 mi
1 hour14° 29' 01.4"1000.63 miwest0° 11' 20.1"12.98 minorth1000.80 mi
24 hours12° 19' 27.1"851.44 mieast4° 33' 13.5"312.90 minorth907.89 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
ChennaiFri 12:00 Noon157 km98 miles85 nmWest W
Maraimalai NagarFri 12:00 Noon189 km118 miles102 nmWest-southwest WSW
TiruvallurFri 12:00 Noon196 km122 miles106 nmWest W
KanchipuramFri 12:00 Noon221 km138 miles120 nmWest W
NelloreFri 12:00 Noon235 km146 miles127 nmNorthwest NW
PuducherryFri 12:00 Noon248 km154 miles134 nmSouthwest SW
KakinadaFri 12:00 Noon422 km262 miles228 nmNorth N
BangaloreFri 12:00 Noon452 km281 miles244 nmWest W
AnantapurFri 12:00 Noon477 km296 miles257 nmWest-northwest WNW
TrincomaleeFri 12:00 Noon513 km319 miles277 nmSouth S
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