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Day and Night World Map

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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 Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 07:18:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 4° 09' South
Longitude: 67° 28' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.72 meters/second, 1665.8 km/hour, 1035.1 miles/hour or 899.5 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.25 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 misouth17.25 mi
1 hour15° 00' 11.6"1035.13 miwest0° 00' 57.9"1.10 misouth1035.12 mi
24 hours0° 04' 37.7"5.32 miwest0° 23' 07.7"26.49 misouth27.02 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 07:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 17° 32' North
Longitude: 78° 60' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.54 meters/second, 1542.7 km/hour, 958.6 miles/hour or 833.0 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.7"15.98 miwest0° 00' 06.0"0.12 minorth15.98 mi
1 hour14° 31' 46.3"958.41 miwest0° 06' 04.0"6.96 minorth958.16 mi
24 hours11° 23' 15.1"751.22 mieast2° 02' 12.1"140.09 minorth759.87 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Diego GarciaWed 1:18 PM652 km405 miles352 nmEast-southeast ESE
Addu CityWed 12:18 PM738 km459 miles399 nmEast-northeast ENE
MaleWed 12:18 PM1140 km709 miles616 nmNortheast NE
VictoriaWed 11:18 AM1334 km829 miles720 nmWest W
ThiruvananthapuramWed 12:48 PM1751 km1088 miles946 nmNortheast NE
ColomboWed 12:48 PM1843 km1145 miles995 nmNortheast NE
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteWed 12:48 PM1845 km1147 miles996 nmNortheast NE
MaduraiWed 12:48 PM1954 km1214 miles1055 nmNortheast NE
Port LouisWed 11:18 AM2075 km1289 miles1120 nmSouth-southwest SSW
BangaloreWed 12:48 PM2198 km1366 miles1187 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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