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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, September 22, 2012 at 07:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 07' North, Longitude: 61° 10' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.94 meters/second, 1670.2 km/hour, 1037.8 miles/hour or 901.8 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.30 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 misouth17.30 mi
1 hour15° 00' 13.1"1037.81 miwest0° 00' 58.3"1.11 misouth1037.81 mi
24 hours0° 05' 15.5"6.06 miwest0° 23' 21.3"26.75 misouth27.42 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 07:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 04' South, Longitude: 144° 11' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 416.01 meters/second, 1497.7 km/hour, 930.6 miles/hour or 808.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.6"15.51 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 minorth15.51 mi
1 hour14° 24' 40.5"930.29 miwest0° 01' 08.3"1.31 minorth930.35 mi
24 hours13° 56' 27.6"899.96 mieast1° 04' 27.7"73.91 minorth906.16 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
VictoriaSat 11:48 AM823 km511 miles444 nmSouthwest SW
MaleSat 12:48 PM1445 km898 miles780 nmEast-northeast ENE
Diego GarciaSat 1:48 PM1496 km930 miles808 nmSoutheast SE
MogadishuSat 10:48 AM1774 km1102 miles958 nmWest W
ThiruvananthapuramSat 1:18 PM1981 km1231 miles1070 nmEast-northeast ENE
MaduraiSat 1:18 PM2168 km1347 miles1171 nmEast-northeast ENE
ColomboSat 1:18 PM2209 km1373 miles1193 nmEast-northeast ENE
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteSat 1:18 PM2213 km1375 miles1195 nmEast-northeast ENE
AdenSat 10:48 AM2272 km1412 miles1227 nmNorthwest NW
Port LouisSat 11:48 AM2278 km1416 miles1230 nmSouth S
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