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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 = Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 7:28:00 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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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 07:28:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 13' South, Longitude: 64° 40' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 460.27 meters/second, 1657.0 km/hour, 1029.6 miles/hour or 894.7 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.16 miWest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 miSouth17.16 mi
1 hour15° 00' 09.4"1029.55 miWest0° 00' 56.3"1.08 miSouth1029.53 mi
24 hours0° 03' 44.4"4.28 miWest0° 22' 31.9"25.81 miSouth26.16 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 07:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 50' North, Longitude: 11° 40' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 443.59 meters/second, 1596.9 km/hour, 992.3 miles/hour or 862.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.8"16.54 miWest0° 00' 10.7"0.21 miSouth16.54 mi
1 hour14° 30' 54.6"992.13 miWest0° 10' 51.1"12.43 miSouth992.45 mi
24 hours11° 43' 00.9"800.88 miEast4° 34' 51.0"314.78 miSouth864.34 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Diego GarciaThu 1:28 PM854 km530 miles461 nmEast E
VictoriaThu 11:28 AM1060 km659 miles573 nmWest-northwest WNW
MaleThu 12:28 PM1596 km992 miles862 nmNortheast NE
Port LouisThu 11:28 AM1629 km1012 miles880 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Saint-DenisThu 11:28 AM1809 km1124 miles977 nmSouth-southwest SSW
ThiruvananthapuramThu 12:58 PM2208 km1372 miles1192 nmNortheast NE
AntananarivoThu 10:28 AM2263 km1406 miles1222 nmSouthwest SW
ColomboThu 12:58 PM2299 km1429 miles1242 nmNortheast NE
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteThu 12:58 PM2301 km1430 miles1242 nmNortheast NE
MogadishuThu 10:28 AM2379 km1478 miles1285 nmWest-northwest WNW

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