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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 Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 07:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 4° 32' South
Longitude: 66° 53' 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' 11.4"1034.60 miwest0° 00' 57.7"1.10 misouth1034.59 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 these coordinates:
Latitude: 19° 35' North
Longitude: 68° 05' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 423.23 meters/second, 1523.6 km/hour, 946.7 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"946.50 miwest0° 03' 59.3"4.58 minorth946.32 mi
24 hours11° 33' 44.5"753.72 mieast1° 10' 11.1"80.47 minorth755.23 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 PM686 km426 miles370 nmEast-southeast ESE
Addu CityThu 12:20 PM815 km506 miles440 nmEast-northeast ENE
MaleThu 12:20 PM1213 km754 miles655 nmNortheast NE
VictoriaThu 11:20 AM1269 km788 miles685 nmWest W
ThiruvananthapuramThu 12:50 PM1824 km1134 miles985 nmNortheast NE
ColomboThu 12:50 PM1920 km1193 miles1036 nmNortheast NE
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteThu 12:50 PM1922 km1194 miles1038 nmNortheast NE
Port LouisThu 11:20 AM2006 km1246 miles1083 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MaduraiThu 12:50 PM2026 km1259 miles1094 nmNortheast NE
Saint-DenisThu 11:20 AM2190 km1361 miles1183 nmSouth-southwest SSW
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