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Day and Night World Map

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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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Map notes

Position of the Sun

On Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 06:36:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 5° 41' South
Longitude: 77° 40' 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"1032.75 miwest0° 00' 57.2"1.09 misouth1032.74 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 these coordinates:
Latitude: 20° 21' North
Longitude: 22° 30' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.93 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"941.34 miwest0° 02' 52.5"3.30 misouth941.49 mi
24 hours11° 41' 10.2"758.12 mieast1° 35' 26.8"109.43 misouth769.72 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 PM609 km378 miles329 nmWest-southwest WSW
Addu CitySun 11:36 AM748 km465 miles404 nmNorthwest NW
MaleSun 11:36 AM1184 km735 miles639 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteSun 12:06 PM1412 km877 miles762 nmNorth N
ColomboSun 12:06 PM1414 km879 miles763 nmNorth N
ThiruvananthapuramSun 12:06 PM1570 km976 miles848 nmNorth N
MaduraiSun 12:06 PM1725 km1072 miles932 nmNorth N
BangaloreSun 12:06 PM2062 km1281 miles1114 nmNorth N
ChennaiSun 12:06 PM2095 km1302 miles1131 nmNorth N
VictoriaSun 10:36 AM2466 km1532 miles1331 nmWest W
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