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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 7:38:00 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 07:38:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 56' South, Longitude: 62° 35' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.22 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"1033.94 miWest0° 00' 57.5"1.10 miSouth1033.93 mi
24 hours0° 04' 26.1"5.09 miWest0° 23' 00.9"26.36 miSouth26.85 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, October 5, 2012 at 07:38:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 46' North, Longitude: 60° 37' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.88 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"938.93 miWest0° 01' 42.8"1.97 miNorth938.84 mi
24 hours11° 40' 33.2"755.36 miEast0° 14' 20.0"16.43 miNorth754.94 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
VictoriaFri 11:38 AM792 km492 miles428 nmWest W
Diego GarciaFri 1:38 PM1120 km696 miles605 nmEast-southeast ESE
MaleFri 12:38 PM1577 km980 miles852 nmNortheast NE
Port LouisFri 11:38 AM1774 km1102 miles958 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Saint-DenisFri 11:38 AM1926 km1197 miles1040 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MogadishuFri 10:38 AM2068 km1285 miles1116 nmWest-northwest WNW
ThiruvananthapuramFri 1:08 PM2179 km1354 miles1176 nmNortheast NE
AntananarivoFri 10:38 AM2253 km1400 miles1216 nmSouthwest SW
MoroniFri 10:38 AM2255 km1401 miles1218 nmWest-southwest WSW
ColomboFri 1:08 PM2324 km1444 miles1255 nmNortheast NE

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