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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 = Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 6:36:00 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 Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 06:36:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 18' South, Longitude: 78° 01' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 461.96 meters/second, 1663.1 km/hour, 1033.4 miles/hour or 898.0 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.22 miWest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 miSouth17.22 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.9"1033.35 miWest0° 00' 57.4"1.10 miSouth1033.33 mi
24 hours0° 04' 20.1"4.98 miWest0° 22' 57.2"26.29 miSouth26.75 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 06:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 00' North, Longitude: 33° 57' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.11 meters/second, 1508.8 km/hour, 937.5 miles/hour or 814.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"15.63 miWest0° 00' 00.5"0.01 miSouth15.63 mi
1 hour14° 30' 44.0"937.19 miWest0° 00' 31.5"0.60 miSouth937.22 mi
24 hours11° 42' 43.9"756.46 miEast0° 39' 40.4"45.49 miSouth759.47 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Diego GarciaSat 12:36 PM660 km410 miles356 nmWest-southwest WSW
Addu CitySat 11:36 AM745 km463 miles402 nmNorthwest NW
MaleSat 11:36 AM1161 km721 miles627 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteSat 12:06 PM1363 km847 miles736 nmNorth N
ColomboSat 12:06 PM1368 km850 miles738 nmNorth N
ThiruvananthapuramSat 12:06 PM1530 km951 miles826 nmNorth N
MaduraiSat 12:06 PM1683 km1046 miles909 nmNorth N
BengaluruSat 12:06 PM2021 km1256 miles1091 nmNorth N
ChennaiSat 12:06 PM2048 km1272 miles1106 nmNorth N
VictoriaSat 10:36 AM2504 km1556 miles1352 nmWest W

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