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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 = Sunday, October 7, 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 Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 06:36:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 41' South, Longitude: 77° 57' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 461.66 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"1032.68 miWest0° 00' 57.2"1.09 miSouth1032.67 mi
24 hours0° 04' 13.6"4.85 miWest0° 22' 53.0"26.21 miSouth26.65 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 06:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 21' North, Longitude: 22° 14' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.92 meters/second, 1515.3 km/hour, 941.6 miles/hour or 818.2 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' 43.9"941.27 miWest0° 02' 52.4"3.30 miSouth941.42 mi
24 hours11° 41' 10.2"758.06 miEast1° 35' 24.2"109.37 miSouth769.65 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Diego GarciaSun 12:36 PM639 km397 miles345 nmWest-southwest WSW
Addu CitySun 11:36 AM769 km478 miles415 nmNorthwest NW
MaleSun 11:36 AM1196 km743 miles646 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteSun 12:06 PM1407 km874 miles759 nmNorth N
ColomboSun 12:06 PM1411 km877 miles762 nmNorth N
ThiruvananthapuramSun 12:06 PM1572 km977 miles849 nmNorth N
MaduraiSun 12:06 PM1726 km1072 miles932 nmNorth N
BengaluruSun 12:06 PM2063 km1282 miles1114 nmNorth N
ChennaiSun 12:06 PM2091 km1299 miles1129 nmNorth N
VictoriaSun 10:36 AM2497 km1551 miles1348 nmWest W

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