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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

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Position of the Sun

On Friday, October 5, 2012 at 06:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 54' South, Longitude: 82° 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 misouth1033.96 mi
24 hours0° 04' 26.3"5.10 miwest0° 23' 01.1"26.36 misouth26.85 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, October 5, 2012 at 06:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 43' North, Longitude: 41° 45' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.00 meters/second, 1512.0 km/hour, 939.5 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' 55.6"939.19 miwest0° 01' 50.3"2.11 minorth939.10 mi
24 hours11° 40' 18.3"755.28 mieast0° 17' 22.4"19.92 minorth754.82 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 12:20 PM1104 km686 miles596 nmWest-southwest WSW
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteFri 11:50 AM1326 km824 miles716 nmNorth N
ColomboFri 11:50 AM1331 km827 miles719 nmNorth N
MaleFri 11:20 AM1386 km861 miles748 nmNorthwest NW
ThiruvananthapuramFri 11:50 AM1589 km987 miles858 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MaduraiFri 11:50 AM1698 km1055 miles917 nmNorth-northwest NNW
ChennaiFri 11:50 AM2000 km1242 miles1080 nmNorth N
BangaloreFri 11:50 AM2040 km1267 miles1101 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Kuala LumpurFri 2:20 PM2355 km1463 miles1272 nmEast-northeast ENE
SingaporeFri 2:20 PM2515 km1563 miles1358 nmEast-northeast ENE
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