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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 = Friday, October 5, 2012 at 6:08:00 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 Friday, October 5, 2012 at 06:08:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 54' South, Longitude: 85° 06' 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"1033.98 miWest0° 00' 57.5"1.10 miSouth1033.97 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 Latitude: 20° 43' North, Longitude: 38° 50' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.02 meters/second, 1512.1 km/hour, 939.6 miles/hour or 816.5 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"939.23 miWest0° 01' 51.6"2.13 miNorth939.14 mi
24 hours11° 40' 16.0"755.27 miEast0° 17' 50.5"20.46 miNorth754.81 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteFri 11:38 AM1425 km885 miles769 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Diego GarciaFri 12:08 PM1429 km888 miles772 nmWest-southwest WSW
ColomboFri 11:38 AM1433 km890 miles774 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MaleFri 11:08 AM1633 km1015 miles882 nmNorthwest NW
ThiruvananthapuramFri 11:38 AM1736 km1079 miles938 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MedanFri 1:08 PM1778 km1105 miles960 nmEast-northeast ENE
MaduraiFri 11:38 AM1813 km1127 miles979 nmNorth-northwest NNW
BengkuluFri 1:08 PM1910 km1187 miles1031 nmEast E
Kuala LumpurFri 2:08 PM2051 km1274 miles1107 nmEast-northeast ENE
ChennaiFri 11:38 AM2059 km1279 miles1112 nmNorth-northwest NNW

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