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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

UTC time = Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 7:18:00 AM.

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Sun symbol = The Sun's position directly overhead (zenith) in relation to an observer.

Moon symbol = The Moon's position at its zenith in relation to an observer (Moon phase is not shown).

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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 07:18:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 32' South, Longitude: 67° 40' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.49 meters/second, 1664.9 km/hour, 1034.5 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"1034.53 miWest0° 00' 57.7"1.10 miSouth1034.52 mi
24 hours0° 04' 32.1"5.21 miWest0° 23' 04.5"26.43 miSouth26.94 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 07:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 35' North, Longitude: 67° 20' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 423.24 meters/second, 1523.7 km/hour, 946.8 miles/hour or 822.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.3"15.78 miWest0° 00' 04.0"0.08 miNorth15.78 mi
1 hour14° 31' 17.0"946.46 miWest0° 03' 59.6"4.58 miNorth946.27 mi
24 hours11° 33' 43.5"753.66 miEast1° 10' 18.0"80.60 miNorth755.19 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 1:18 PM607 km377 miles328 nmEast-southeast ESE
Addu CityThu 12:18 PM743 km461 miles401 nmNortheast NE
MaleThu 12:18 PM1162 km722 miles628 nmNortheast NE
VictoriaThu 11:18 AM1355 km842 miles732 nmWest W
ThiruvananthapuramThu 12:48 PM1772 km1101 miles957 nmNortheast NE
ColomboThu 12:48 PM1856 km1153 miles1002 nmNortheast NE
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteThu 12:48 PM1857 km1154 miles1003 nmNortheast NE
MaduraiThu 12:48 PM1975 km1227 miles1066 nmNortheast NE
Port LouisThu 11:18 AM2050 km1274 miles1107 nmSouth-southwest SSW
BengaluruThu 12:48 PM2224 km1382 miles1201 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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