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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

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Position of the Sun

On Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 05:36:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 40' South, Longitude: 92° 40' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 461.68 meters/second, 1662.0 km/hour, 1032.7 miles/hour or 897.4 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.21 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 misouth17.21 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.7"1032.78 miwest0° 00' 57.2"1.09 misouth1032.77 mi
24 hours0° 04' 13.8"4.86 miwest0° 22' 53.1"26.21 misouth26.66 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 05:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 23' North, Longitude: 7° 59' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.80 meters/second, 1514.9 km/hour, 941.3 miles/hour or 818.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"15.69 miwest0° 00' 02.7"0.05 misouth15.69 mi
1 hour14° 30' 43.6"941.05 miwest0° 02' 46.7"3.19 misouth941.20 mi
24 hours11° 41' 17.5"758.02 mieast1° 33' 09.7"106.81 misouth769.18 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BengkuluSun 12:36 PM1084 km674 miles585 nmEast E
MedanSun 12:36 PM1221 km759 miles659 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PalembangSun 12:36 PM1374 km854 miles742 nmEast-northeast ENE
Kuala LumpurSun 1:36 PM1398 km869 miles755 nmNortheast NE
SingaporeSun 1:36 PM1461 km908 miles789 nmEast-northeast ENE
JakartaSun 12:36 PM1567 km974 miles846 nmEast E
BandungSun 12:36 PM1659 km1031 miles896 nmEast E
PontianakSun 12:36 PM1955 km1215 miles1056 nmEast-northeast ENE
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteSun 11:06 AM1983 km1232 miles1071 nmNorthwest NW
ColomboSun 11:06 AM1989 km1236 miles1074 nmNorthwest NW
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