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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 7:28:00 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 07:28:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 32' South, Longitude: 65° 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' 11.4"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 07:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 35' North, Longitude: 69° 45' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 423.21 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' 16.7"946.39 miWest0° 03' 58.7"4.56 miNorth946.21 mi
24 hours11° 33' 47.1"753.68 miEast1° 09' 55.6"80.17 miNorth755.17 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 1:28 PM857 km533 miles463 nmEast-southeast ESE
Addu CityThu 12:28 PM983 km611 miles531 nmEast-northeast ENE
VictoriaThu 11:28 AM1078 km670 miles582 nmWest W
MaleThu 12:28 PM1338 km831 miles722 nmNortheast NE
Port LouisThu 11:28 AM1918 km1192 miles1036 nmSouth-southwest SSW
ThiruvananthapuramThu 12:58 PM1947 km1210 miles1051 nmNortheast NE
ColomboThu 12:58 PM2067 km1284 miles1116 nmNortheast NE
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteThu 12:58 PM2070 km1286 miles1118 nmNortheast NE
Saint-DenisThu 11:28 AM2091 km1299 miles1129 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MaduraiThu 12:58 PM2150 km1336 miles1161 nmNortheast NE

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