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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 6:58:00 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 06:58:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 55' South, Longitude: 72° 35' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.23 meters/second, 1664.0 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"1033.96 miWest0° 00' 57.5"1.10 miSouth1033.95 mi
24 hours0° 04' 26.2"5.10 miWest0° 23' 01.0"26.36 miSouth26.85 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, October 5, 2012 at 06:58:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 44' North, Longitude: 50° 56' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.94 meters/second, 1511.8 km/hour, 939.4 miles/hour or 816.3 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"0.03 miNorth15.66 mi
1 hour14° 30' 55.3"939.06 miWest0° 01' 46.6"2.04 miNorth938.97 mi
24 hours11° 40' 25.7"755.32 miEast0° 15' 53.6"18.22 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 12:58 PM264 km164 miles143 nmSouth S
Addu CityFri 11:58 AM472 km293 miles255 nmNorth N
MaleFri 11:58 AM1011 km628 miles546 nmNorth N
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteFri 12:28 PM1538 km956 miles831 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ColomboFri 12:28 PM1539 km956 miles831 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ThiruvananthapuramFri 12:28 PM1561 km970 miles843 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MaduraiFri 12:28 PM1752 km1089 miles946 nmNorth-northeast NNE
VictoriaFri 10:58 AM1902 km1182 miles1027 nmWest W
BengaluruFri 12:28 PM2053 km1276 miles1109 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ChennaiFri 12:28 PM2164 km1345 miles1169 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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