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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

UTC time = Monday, October 8, 2012 at 7:00:00 AM.

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Sun symbol = The Sun's position directly overhead (zenith) in relation to an observer.

Moon symbol = The Moon's position at its zenith in relation to an observer (Moon phase is not shown).

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= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Monday, October 8, 2012 at 07:00:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 04' South, Longitude: 71° 52' 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"1031.96 miWest0° 00' 57.0"1.09 miSouth1031.94 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 07:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 43' North, Longitude: 16° 21' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.22 meters/second, 1530.8 km/hour, 951.2 miles/hour or 826.6 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"950.91 miWest0° 05' 11.3"5.95 miSouth951.18 mi
24 hours11° 37' 30.2"761.70 miEast2° 29' 25.0"171.26 miSouth785.92 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 1:00 PM148 km92 miles80 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Addu CityMon 12:00 Noon612 km380 miles330 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MaleMon 12:00 Noon1147 km713 miles619 nmNorth N
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteMon 12:30 PM1688 km1049 miles912 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ColomboMon 12:30 PM1689 km1049 miles912 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ThiruvananthapuramMon 12:30 PM1707 km1060 miles921 nmNorth-northeast NNE
VictoriaMon 11:00 AM1827 km1135 miles987 nmWest W
MaduraiMon 12:30 PM1899 km1180 miles1025 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BengaluruMon 12:30 PM2197 km1365 miles1186 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Port LouisMon 11:00 AM2202 km1368 miles1189 nmSouthwest SW

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