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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 Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 07:28:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 7° 13' South
Longitude: 64° 24' 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"1029.62 miwest0° 00' 56.3"1.08 misouth1029.60 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 these coordinates:
Latitude: 8° 50' North
Longitude: 11° 24' 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"992.20 miwest0° 10' 51.1"12.43 misouth992.52 mi
24 hours11° 43' 01.5"800.96 mieast4° 34' 52.4"314.83 misouth864.42 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 PM886 km551 miles478 nmEast E
VictoriaThu 11:28 AM1031 km640 miles556 nmWest-northwest WNW
Port LouisThu 11:28 AM1615 km1004 miles872 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MaleThu 12:28 PM1616 km1004 miles872 nmNortheast NE
Saint-DenisThu 11:28 AM1793 km1114 miles968 nmSouth-southwest SSW
ThiruvananthapuramThu 12:58 PM2227 km1384 miles1202 nmNortheast NE
AntananarivoThu 10:28 AM2239 km1391 miles1209 nmSouthwest SW
ColomboThu 12:58 PM2322 km1443 miles1254 nmNortheast NE
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteThu 12:58 PM2324 km1444 miles1255 nmNortheast NE
MogadishuThu 10:28 AM2351 km1461 miles1270 nmWest-northwest WNW
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