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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 7:28:00 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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= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 07:28:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 19' South, Longitude: 65° 01' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 461.95 meters/second, 1663.0 km/hour, 1033.3 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"1033.32 miWest0° 00' 57.4"1.10 miSouth1033.31 mi
24 hours0° 04' 19.9"4.97 miWest0° 22' 57.1"26.28 miSouth26.75 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 07:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 60' North, Longitude: 46° 31' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.13 meters/second, 1508.9 km/hour, 937.6 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' 00.6"0.01 miSouth15.63 mi
1 hour14° 30' 43.9"937.23 miWest0° 00' 36.5"0.70 miSouth937.26 mi
24 hours11° 42' 44.3"756.50 miEast0° 41' 42.6"47.82 miSouth759.74 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 1:28 PM846 km526 miles457 nmEast-southeast ESE
VictoriaSat 11:28 AM1063 km661 miles574 nmWest W
MaleSat 12:28 PM1411 km877 miles762 nmNortheast NE
Port LouisSat 11:28 AM1834 km1140 miles990 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Saint-DenisSat 11:28 AM2009 km1248 miles1085 nmSouth-southwest SSW
ThiruvananthapuramSat 12:58 PM2022 km1256 miles1092 nmNortheast NE
ColomboSat 12:58 PM2133 km1325 miles1152 nmNortheast NE
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteSat 12:58 PM2135 km1327 miles1153 nmNortheast NE
MaduraiSat 12:58 PM2224 km1382 miles1201 nmNortheast NE
MogadishuSat 10:28 AM2334 km1450 miles1260 nmWest-northwest WNW

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