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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 Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 07:28:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 7° 58' South
Longitude: 64° 16' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 459.47 meters/second, 1654.1 km/hour, 1027.8 miles/hour or 893.1 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.13 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 misouth17.13 mi
1 hour15° 00' 08.8"1027.82 miwest0° 00' 55.9"1.07 misouth1027.80 mi
24 hours0° 03' 28.4"3.97 miwest0° 22' 19.2"25.57 misouth25.87 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 07:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 0° 42' South
Longitude: 35° 06' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.16 meters/second, 1613.4 km/hour, 1002.5 miles/hour or 871.2 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.5"16.71 miwest0° 00' 12.5"0.24 misouth16.71 mi
1 hour14° 29' 32.8"1002.45 miwest0° 12' 37.4"14.46 misouth1002.53 mi
24 hours12° 24' 42.1"858.53 mieast5° 03' 15.9"347.32 misouth924.66 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Diego GarciaSat 1:28 PM901 km560 miles487 nmEast E
VictoriaSat 11:28 AM1043 km648 miles563 nmWest-northwest WNW
Port LouisSat 11:28 AM1535 km954 miles829 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MaleSat 12:28 PM1689 km1049 miles912 nmNortheast NE
Saint-DenisSat 11:28 AM1716 km1066 miles926 nmSouth-southwest SSW
AntananarivoSat 10:28 AM2179 km1354 miles1177 nmSouthwest SW
ThiruvananthapuramSat 12:58 PM2300 km1429 miles1242 nmNortheast NE
MoroniSat 10:28 AM2334 km1451 miles1260 nmWest-southwest WSW
MogadishuSat 10:28 AM2375 km1476 miles1283 nmWest-northwest WNW
ColomboSat 12:58 PM2388 km1484 miles1289 nmNortheast NE
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