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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 Monday, October 8, 2012 at 06:34:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 6° 04' South
Longitude: 78° 06' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 461.35 meters/second, 1660.8 km/hour, 1032.0 miles/hour or 896.8 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.20 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 misouth17.20 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.3"1032.04 miwest0° 00' 57.0"1.09 misouth1032.03 mi
24 hours0° 04' 06.7"4.72 miwest0° 22' 48.3"26.12 misouth26.54 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, October 8, 2012 at 06:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 18° 45' North
Longitude: 10° 20' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.13 meters/second, 1530.5 km/hour, 951.0 miles/hour or 826.4 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.8"15.85 miwest0° 00' 05.1"0.10 misouth15.85 mi
1 hour14° 30' 51.4"950.78 miwest0° 05' 09.1"5.91 misouth951.04 mi
24 hours11° 37' 34.1"761.66 mieast2° 28' 32.0"170.26 misouth785.65 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Diego GarciaMon 12:34 PM644 km400 miles348 nmWest-southwest WSW
Addu CityMon 11:34 AM811 km504 miles438 nmNorthwest NW
MaleMon 11:34 AM1241 km771 miles670 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteMon 12:04 PM1446 km898 miles781 nmNorth N
ColomboMon 12:04 PM1448 km900 miles782 nmNorth N
ThiruvananthapuramMon 12:04 PM1615 km1004 miles872 nmNorth N
MaduraiMon 12:04 PM1767 km1098 miles954 nmNorth N
BangaloreMon 12:04 PM2105 km1308 miles1137 nmNorth N
ChennaiMon 12:04 PM2131 km1324 miles1151 nmNorth N
VictoriaMon 10:34 AM2515 km1563 miles1358 nmWest W
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