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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 7:30:00 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 07:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 56' South, Longitude: 64° 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"1033.95 miWest0° 00' 57.5"1.10 miSouth1033.93 mi
24 hours0° 04' 26.1"5.10 miWest0° 23' 00.9"26.36 miSouth26.85 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, October 5, 2012 at 07:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 45' North, Longitude: 58° 41' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.89 meters/second, 1511.6 km/hour, 939.3 miles/hour or 816.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.8"15.65 miWest0° 00' 01.8"0.03 miNorth15.65 mi
1 hour14° 30' 54.8"938.95 miWest0° 01' 43.7"1.98 miNorth938.87 mi
24 hours11° 40' 31.7"755.35 miEast0° 14' 38.7"16.79 miNorth754.92 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 1:30 PM904 km562 miles488 nmEast-southeast ESE
VictoriaFri 11:30 AM1014 km630 miles548 nmWest W
MaleFri 12:30 PM1413 km878 miles763 nmNortheast NE
Port LouisFri 11:30 AM1853 km1151 miles1000 nmSouth-southwest SSW
ThiruvananthapuramFri 1:00 PM2022 km1256 miles1092 nmNortheast NE
Saint-DenisFri 11:30 AM2023 km1257 miles1092 nmSouth-southwest SSW
ColomboFri 1:00 PM2144 km1332 miles1158 nmNortheast NE
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteFri 1:00 PM2146 km1334 miles1159 nmNortheast NE
MaduraiFri 1:00 PM2224 km1382 miles1201 nmNortheast NE
MogadishuFri 10:30 AM2276 km1414 miles1229 nmWest-northwest WNW

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