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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 6:02:00 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 06:02:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 41' South, Longitude: 85° 56' 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"1025.85 miWest0° 00' 55.4"1.06 miSouth1025.83 mi
24 hours0° 03' 12.1"3.65 miWest0° 22' 05.2"25.30 miSouth25.56 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, October 15, 2012 at 06:02:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 19' South, Longitude: 81° 28' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.61 meters/second, 1582.6 km/hour, 983.4 miles/hour or 854.5 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' 11.5"0.22 miSouth16.39 mi
1 hour14° 26' 48.7"983.17 miWest0° 11' 36.6"13.30 miSouth982.96 mi
24 hours13° 35' 35.4"925.09 miEast4° 19' 04.6"296.82 miSouth964.65 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Diego GarciaMon 12:02 PM1500 km932 miles810 nmWest W
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteMon 11:32 AM1846 km1147 miles997 nmNorth-northwest NNW
ColomboMon 11:32 AM1854 km1152 miles1001 nmNorth-northwest NNW
BengkuluMon 1:02 PM1885 km1171 miles1018 nmEast-northeast ENE
MedanMon 1:02 PM1959 km1217 miles1058 nmNortheast NE
MaleMon 11:02 AM1981 km1231 miles1070 nmNorthwest NW
ThiruvananthapuramMon 11:32 AM2146 km1333 miles1159 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Kuala LumpurMon 2:02 PM2185 km1357 miles1180 nmNortheast NE
MaduraiMon 11:32 AM2233 km1387 miles1206 nmNorth-northwest NNW
SingaporeMon 2:02 PM2272 km1412 miles1227 nmEast-northeast ENE

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