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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 Monday, September 10, 2012 at 07:54:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 44' North, Longitude: 60° 44' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.37 meters/second, 1664.5 km/hour, 1034.3 miles/hour or 898.8 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.24 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 misouth17.24 mi
1 hour15° 00' 13.0"1034.27 miwest0° 00' 56.9"1.09 misouth1034.28 mi
24 hours0° 05' 15.6"6.04 miwest0° 22' 48.9"26.13 misouth26.82 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, September 10, 2012 at 07:54:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 03' North, Longitude: 10° 10' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.48 meters/second, 1517.3 km/hour, 942.8 miles/hour or 819.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.2"15.71 miwest0° 00' 03.7"0.07 misouth15.71 mi
1 hour14° 30' 14.9"942.53 miwest0° 03' 51.5"4.42 misouth942.73 mi
24 hours11° 53' 42.2"773.06 mieast1° 59' 51.2"137.39 misouth789.84 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
VictoriaMon 11:54 AM1189 km739 miles642 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MaleMon 12:54 PM1420 km882 miles767 nmEast E
MogadishuMon 10:54 AM1736 km1079 miles937 nmWest W
ThiruvananthapuramMon 1:24 PM1841 km1144 miles994 nmEast-northeast ENE
Diego GarciaMon 1:54 PM1862 km1157 miles1006 nmSoutheast SE
AdenMon 10:54 AM1947 km1210 miles1051 nmWest-northwest WNW
MaduraiMon 1:24 PM2003 km1245 miles1082 nmEast-northeast ENE
MumbaiMon 1:24 PM2050 km1274 miles1107 nmNortheast NE
BangaloreMon 1:24 PM2062 km1281 miles1113 nmEast-northeast ENE
DjiboutiMon 10:54 AM2079 km1292 miles1123 nmWest-northwest WNW
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