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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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Position of the Sun

On Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 06:54:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 5° 41' South
Longitude: 73° 10' 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"1032.74 miwest0° 00' 57.2"1.09 misouth1032.73 mi
24 hours0° 04' 13.6"4.85 miwest0° 22' 52.9"26.21 misouth26.65 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 06:54:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 20° 20' North
Longitude: 26° 51' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.96 meters/second, 1515.5 km/hour, 941.7 miles/hour or 818.3 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"15.70 miwest0° 00' 02.9"0.05 misouth15.70 mi
1 hour14° 30' 43.9"941.43 miwest0° 02' 54.2"3.33 misouth941.58 mi
24 hours11° 41' 07.9"758.14 mieast1° 36' 07.9"110.21 misouth769.88 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 12:54 PM200 km125 miles108 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Addu CitySun 11:54 AM553 km344 miles299 nmNorth N
MaleSun 11:54 AM1091 km678 miles589 nmNorth N
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteSun 12:24 PM1579 km981 miles853 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ColomboSun 12:24 PM1580 km982 miles853 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ThiruvananthapuramSun 12:24 PM1624 km1009 miles877 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MaduraiSun 12:24 PM1810 km1125 miles977 nmNorth-northeast NNE
VictoriaSun 10:54 AM1967 km1223 miles1062 nmWest W
BangaloreSun 12:24 PM2119 km1317 miles1144 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ChennaiSun 12:24 PM2220 km1380 miles1199 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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