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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 areas of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night.

Map showing day and night parts of the world

UTC time = Friday, October 12, 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).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Friday, October 12, 2012 at 07:28:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 35' South, Longitude: 64° 37' East

The ground speed is currently 459.88 meters/second, 1655.6 kilometres/hour, 1028.7 miles/hour or 893.9 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Sun compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.15 miWest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 miSouth17.15 mi
1 hour15° 00' 09.2"1028.67 miWest0° 00' 56.1"1.07 miSouth1028.65 mi
24 hours0° 03' 36.5"4.13 miWest0° 22' 25.8"25.69 miSouth26.02 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, October 12, 2012 at 07:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 15' North, Longitude: 23° 23' East

The ground speed is currently 447.41 meters/second, 1610.7 kilometres/hour, 1000.8 miles/hour or 869.7 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Moon compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.4"16.68 miWest0° 00' 12.0"0.23 miSouth16.68 mi
1 hour14° 30' 25.3"1000.70 miWest0° 12' 01.1"13.77 miSouth1000.92 mi
24 hours11° 59' 05.1"826.72 miEast4° 56' 43.3"339.79 miSouth895.32 mi

Locations With the Sun Near Its Zenith

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

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LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Diego GarciaFri 1:28 PM861 km535 miles465 nmEast E
VictoriaFri 11:28 AM1065 km662 miles575 nmWest-northwest WNW
Port LouisFri 11:28 AM1589 km988 miles858 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MaleFri 12:28 PM1633 km1015 miles882 nmNortheast NE
Saint-DenisFri 11:28 AM1771 km1100 miles956 nmSouth-southwest SSW
AntananarivoFri 10:28 AM2233 km1387 miles1206 nmSouthwest SW
ThiruvananthapuramFri 12:58 PM2245 km1395 miles1212 nmNortheast NE
ColomboFri 12:58 PM2333 km1449 miles1259 nmNortheast NE
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteFri 12:58 PM2334 km1450 miles1260 nmNortheast NE
MoroniFri 10:28 AM2386 km1483 miles1288 nmWest-southwest WSW

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