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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 07:10:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 41' South, Longitude: 69° 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"1032.73 miwest0° 00' 57.2"1.09 misouth1032.72 mi
24 hours0° 04' 13.5"4.85 miwest0° 22' 52.9"26.21 misouth26.65 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 07:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 19' North, Longitude: 30° 43' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.00 meters/second, 1515.6 km/hour, 941.7 miles/hour or 818.4 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"0.06 misouth15.70 mi
1 hour14° 30' 44.0"941.51 miwest0° 02' 55.9"3.36 misouth941.66 mi
24 hours11° 41' 05.9"758.17 mieast1° 36' 44.3"110.91 misouth770.03 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 1:10 PM403 km250 miles218 nmEast-southeast ESE
Addu CitySun 12:10 PM708 km440 miles382 nmNortheast NE
MaleSun 12:10 PM1193 km741 miles644 nmNorth-northeast NNE
VictoriaSun 11:10 AM1525 km948 miles823 nmWest W
ThiruvananthapuramSun 12:40 PM1791 km1113 miles967 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ColomboSun 12:40 PM1832 km1138 miles989 nmNortheast NE
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteSun 12:40 PM1833 km1139 miles990 nmNortheast NE
MaduraiSun 12:40 PM1991 km1237 miles1075 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Port LouisSun 11:10 AM2039 km1267 miles1101 nmSouthwest SW
Saint-DenisSun 11:10 AM2240 km1392 miles1210 nmSouthwest SW
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