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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 Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 07:10:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 27' South, Longitude: 69° 18' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 461.00 meters/second, 1659.6 km/hour, 1031.2 miles/hour or 896.1 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.19 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 misouth17.19 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.1"1031.20 miwest0° 00' 56.9"1.09 misouth1031.18 mi
24 hours0° 03' 59.6"4.57 miwest0° 22' 43.2"26.02 misouth26.42 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 07:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 13' North, Longitude: 7° 09' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.17 meters/second, 1552.2 km/hour, 964.5 miles/hour or 838.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.9"16.07 miwest0° 00' 07.2"0.14 misouth16.08 mi
1 hour14° 31' 00.9"964.27 miwest0° 07' 19.9"8.40 misouth964.61 mi
24 hours11° 34' 36.7"769.04 mieast3° 18' 26.8"227.39 misouth807.70 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Diego GarciaTue 1:10 PM357 km222 miles193 nmEast-southeast ESE
Addu CityTue 12:10 PM766 km476 miles414 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MaleTue 12:10 PM1264 km786 miles683 nmNorth-northeast NNE
VictoriaTue 11:10 AM1548 km962 miles836 nmWest W
ThiruvananthapuramTue 12:40 PM1858 km1155 miles1003 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ColomboTue 12:40 PM1887 km1172 miles1019 nmNortheast NE
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteTue 12:40 PM1888 km1173 miles1019 nmNortheast NE
Port LouisTue 11:10 AM1983 km1232 miles1071 nmSouthwest SW
MaduraiTue 12:40 PM2057 km1278 miles1110 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Saint-DenisTue 11:10 AM2187 km1359 miles1181 nmSouthwest SW
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