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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 06:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 4° 54' South
Longitude: 81° 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' 26.3"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 these coordinates:
Latitude: 20° 43' North
Longitude: 42° 01' 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"939.25 miwest0° 01' 50.3"2.11 minorth939.16 mi
24 hours11° 40' 18.7"755.34 mieast0° 17' 19.8"19.87 minorth754.88 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 PM1074 km667 miles580 nmWest-southwest WSW
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteFri 11:50 AM1321 km821 miles713 nmNorth N
ColomboFri 11:50 AM1325 km823 miles716 nmNorth N
MaleFri 11:20 AM1364 km848 miles737 nmNorthwest NW
ThiruvananthapuramFri 11:50 AM1578 km981 miles852 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MaduraiFri 11:50 AM1690 km1050 miles912 nmNorth-northwest NNW
ChennaiFri 11:50 AM1997 km1241 miles1078 nmNorth N
BangaloreFri 11:50 AM2032 km1263 miles1097 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Kuala LumpurFri 2:20 PM2384 km1481 miles1287 nmEast-northeast ENE
SingaporeFri 2:20 PM2545 km1581 miles1374 nmEast-northeast ENE
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