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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 Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 07:14:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 6° 27' South
Longitude: 68° 02' 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"1031.27 miwest0° 00' 56.9"1.09 misouth1031.25 mi
24 hours0° 03' 59.5"4.57 miwest0° 22' 43.2"26.02 misouth26.42 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 07:14:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 16° 12' North
Longitude: 8° 23' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.20 meters/second, 1552.3 km/hour, 964.6 miles/hour or 838.2 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.9"16.08 miwest0° 00' 07.2"0.14 misouth16.08 mi
1 hour14° 31' 00.9"964.39 miwest0° 07' 20.5"8.41 misouth964.73 mi
24 hours11° 34' 36.4"769.13 mieast3° 18' 36.5"227.60 misouth807.84 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 1:14 PM495 km308 miles267 nmEast-southeast ESE
Addu CityTue 12:14 PM854 km530 miles461 nmNortheast NE
MaleTue 12:14 PM1324 km822 miles715 nmNorth-northeast NNE
VictoriaTue 11:14 AM1408 km875 miles760 nmWest W
Port LouisTue 11:14 AM1897 km1178 miles1024 nmSouthwest SW
ThiruvananthapuramTue 12:44 PM1927 km1198 miles1041 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ColomboTue 12:44 PM1978 km1229 miles1068 nmNortheast NE
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteTue 12:44 PM1980 km1230 miles1069 nmNortheast NE
Saint-DenisTue 11:14 AM2095 km1302 miles1131 nmSouthwest SW
MaduraiTue 12:44 PM2128 km1322 miles1149 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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