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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 06:54:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 6° 04' South
Longitude: 73° 06' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 461.34 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"1032.03 miwest0° 00' 57.0"1.09 misouth1032.02 mi
24 hours0° 04' 06.7"4.71 miwest0° 22' 48.3"26.12 misouth26.54 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, October 8, 2012 at 06:54:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 18° 44' North
Longitude: 15° 10' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.20 meters/second, 1530.7 km/hour, 951.2 miles/hour or 826.5 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' 51.5"950.94 miwest0° 05' 10.9"5.94 misouth951.20 mi
24 hours11° 37' 30.9"761.73 mieast2° 29' 14.7"171.07 misouth785.91 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 12:54 PM159 km99 miles86 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Addu CityMon 11:54 AM595 km370 miles321 nmNorth N
MaleMon 11:54 AM1133 km704 miles612 nmNorth N
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteMon 12:24 PM1620 km1007 miles875 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ColomboMon 12:24 PM1621 km1007 miles875 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ThiruvananthapuramMon 12:24 PM1667 km1036 miles900 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MaduraiMon 12:24 PM1853 km1151 miles1000 nmNorth-northeast NNE
VictoriaMon 10:54 AM1962 km1219 miles1059 nmWest W
BangaloreMon 12:24 PM2162 km1343 miles1167 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ChennaiMon 12:24 PM2262 km1406 miles1222 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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