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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 Friday, October 5, 2012 at 06:08:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 4° 54' South
Longitude: 84° 49' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.24 meters/second, 1664.1 km/hour, 1034.0 miles/hour or 898.5 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.23 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 misouth17.23 mi
1 hour15° 00' 11.2"1034.05 miwest0° 00' 57.5"1.10 misouth1034.04 mi
24 hours0° 04' 26.4"5.10 miwest0° 23' 01.1"26.36 misouth26.85 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, October 5, 2012 at 06:08:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 20° 43' North
Longitude: 39° 07' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.02 meters/second, 1512.1 km/hour, 939.6 miles/hour or 816.4 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.8"15.66 miwest0° 00' 01.8"0.04 minorth15.66 mi
1 hour14° 30' 55.8"939.29 miwest0° 01' 51.4"2.13 minorth939.20 mi
24 hours11° 40' 16.2"755.33 mieast0° 17' 47.9"20.41 minorth754.86 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Diego GarciaFri 12:08 PM1398 km869 miles755 nmWest-southwest WSW
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteFri 11:38 AM1413 km878 miles763 nmNorth-northwest NNW
ColomboFri 11:38 AM1418 km881 miles766 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MaleFri 11:08 AM1609 km1000 miles869 nmNorthwest NW
ThiruvananthapuramFri 11:38 AM1721 km1069 miles929 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MaduraiFri 11:38 AM1799 km1118 miles972 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MedanFri 1:08 PM1805 km1121 miles974 nmEast-northeast ENE
BengkuluFri 1:08 PM1940 km1206 miles1048 nmEast E
ChennaiFri 11:38 AM2051 km1274 miles1107 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Kuala LumpurFri 2:08 PM2078 km1291 miles1122 nmEast-northeast ENE
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