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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 Monday, October 15, 2012 at 06:02:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 8° 41' South
Longitude: 85° 40' 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"1025.92 miwest0° 00' 55.4"1.06 misouth1025.90 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 these coordinates:
Latitude: 10° 19' South
Longitude: 81° 12' 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' 48.6"983.23 miwest0° 11' 36.6"13.30 misouth983.02 mi
24 hours13° 35' 37.3"925.18 mieast4° 19' 02.5"296.80 misouth964.73 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 PM1468 km912 miles792 nmWest W
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteMon 11:32 AM1835 km1140 miles991 nmNorth-northwest NNW
ColomboMon 11:32 AM1841 km1144 miles994 nmNorth-northwest NNW
BengkuluMon 1:02 PM1914 km1189 miles1034 nmEast-northeast ENE
MaleMon 11:02 AM1960 km1218 miles1058 nmNorthwest NW
MedanMon 1:02 PM1981 km1231 miles1070 nmNortheast NE
ThiruvananthapuramMon 11:32 AM2131 km1324 miles1151 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Kuala LumpurMon 2:02 PM2208 km1372 miles1192 nmNortheast NE
MaduraiMon 11:32 AM2220 km1379 miles1199 nmNorth-northwest NNW
SingaporeMon 2:02 PM2299 km1429 miles1241 nmEast-northeast ENE
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