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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 = Monday, October 15, 2012 at 5:48:00 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 Monday, October 15, 2012 at 05:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 40' South, Longitude: 89° 26' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 458.63 meters/second, 1651.1 km/hour, 1025.9 miles/hour or 891.5 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.10 miWest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 miSouth17.10 mi
1 hour15° 00' 08.1"1025.86 miWest0° 00' 55.4"1.06 miSouth1025.84 mi
24 hours0° 03' 12.2"3.65 miWest0° 22' 05.3"25.30 miSouth25.56 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, October 15, 2012 at 05:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 16' South, Longitude: 84° 51' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.68 meters/second, 1582.9 km/hour, 983.5 miles/hour or 854.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.8"16.39 miWest0° 00' 11.6"0.22 miSouth16.39 mi
1 hour14° 26' 49.5"983.33 miWest0° 11' 37.4"13.32 miSouth983.12 mi
24 hours13° 35' 12.4"924.78 miEast4° 19' 30.4"297.31 miSouth964.53 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BengkuluMon 12:48 PM1518 km943 miles819 nmEast-northeast ENE
MedanMon 12:48 PM1699 km1056 miles918 nmNortheast NE
PalembangMon 12:48 PM1809 km1124 miles977 nmEast-northeast ENE
Diego GarciaMon 11:48 AM1884 km1171 miles1018 nmWest W
Kuala LumpurMon 1:48 PM1888 km1173 miles1019 nmNortheast NE
JakartaMon 12:48 PM1938 km1204 miles1046 nmEast E
SingaporeMon 1:48 PM1941 km1206 miles1048 nmNortheast NE
BandungMon 12:48 PM2013 km1251 miles1087 nmEast E
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteMon 11:18 AM2019 km1255 miles1090 nmNorth-northwest NNW
ColomboMon 11:18 AM2028 km1260 miles1095 nmNorth-northwest NNW

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