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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 Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 06:18:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 31' South, Longitude: 82° 40' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.50 meters/second, 1665.0 km/hour, 1034.6 miles/hour or 899.0 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' 01.0"0.02 misouth17.24 mi
1 hour15° 00' 11.5"1034.55 miwest0° 00' 57.7"1.10 misouth1034.54 mi
24 hours0° 04' 32.3"5.22 miwest0° 23' 04.6"26.43 misouth26.94 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 06:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 31' North, Longitude: 52° 49' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 423.43 meters/second, 1524.3 km/hour, 947.2 miles/hour or 823.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.3"15.79 miwest0° 00' 04.1"0.08 minorth15.79 mi
1 hour14° 31' 18.0"946.88 miwest0° 04' 05.0"4.68 minorth946.69 mi
24 hours11° 33' 21.1"753.58 mieast1° 12' 32.5"83.17 minorth755.30 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Diego GarciaThu 12:18 PM1177 km731 miles635 nmWest-southwest WSW
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteThu 11:48 AM1298 km807 miles701 nmNorth-northwest NNW
ColomboThu 11:48 AM1303 km809 miles703 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MaleThu 11:18 AM1401 km870 miles756 nmNorthwest NW
ThiruvananthapuramThu 11:48 AM1574 km978 miles850 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MaduraiThu 11:48 AM1675 km1041 miles904 nmNorth-northwest NNW
ChennaiThu 11:48 AM1965 km1221 miles1061 nmNorth N
MedanThu 1:18 PM1993 km1238 miles1076 nmEast-northeast ENE
BangaloreThu 11:48 AM2015 km1252 miles1088 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Kuala LumpurThu 2:18 PM2280 km1417 miles1231 nmEast-northeast ENE
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