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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 7:20:00 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 07:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 32' South, Longitude: 67° 10' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.48 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 07:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 35' North, Longitude: 67° 49' 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"946.45 miWest0° 03' 59.5"4.58 miNorth946.26 mi
24 hours11° 33' 44.2"753.67 miEast1° 10' 13.5"80.51 miNorth755.18 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 1:20 PM655 km407 miles354 nmEast-southeast ESE
Addu CityThu 12:20 PM789 km490 miles426 nmEast-northeast ENE
MaleThu 12:20 PM1194 km742 miles645 nmNortheast NE
VictoriaThu 11:20 AM1300 km808 miles702 nmWest W
ThiruvananthapuramThu 12:50 PM1805 km1122 miles975 nmNortheast NE
ColomboThu 12:50 PM1896 km1178 miles1024 nmNortheast NE
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteThu 12:50 PM1898 km1180 miles1025 nmNortheast NE
MaduraiThu 12:50 PM2008 km1248 miles1084 nmNortheast NE
Port LouisThu 11:20 AM2022 km1256 miles1092 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Saint-DenisThu 11:20 AM2208 km1372 miles1192 nmSouthwest SW

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