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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 = Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 7:06:00 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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= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 07:06:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 52' South, Longitude: 69° 39' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 455.62 meters/second, 1640.2 km/hour, 1019.2 miles/hour or 885.6 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"16.99 miWest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 miSouth16.99 mi
1 hour15° 00' 05.9"1019.08 miWest0° 00' 53.2"1.02 miSouth1019.05 mi
24 hours0° 02' 16.5"2.58 miWest0° 21' 12.1"24.29 miSouth24.42 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 07:06:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 16' South, Longitude: 151° 37' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.13 meters/second, 1526.9 km/hour, 948.8 miles/hour or 824.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.3"15.81 miWest0° 00' 06.2"0.12 miNorth15.81 mi
1 hour14° 26' 22.0"948.53 miWest0° 06' 23.6"7.33 miNorth948.85 mi
24 hours13° 04' 21.7"858.79 miEast3° 00' 07.2"206.43 miNorth890.05 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Diego GarciaSun 1:06 PM497 km309 miles268 nmNortheast NE
Port LouisSun 11:06 AM1660 km1031 miles896 nmSouthwest SW
VictoriaSun 11:06 AM1712 km1064 miles924 nmWest-northwest WNW
MaleSun 12:06 PM1717 km1067 miles927 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Saint-DenisSun 11:06 AM1880 km1168 miles1015 nmSouthwest SW
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteSun 12:36 PM2269 km1410 miles1225 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ColomboSun 12:36 PM2270 km1410 miles1226 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ThiruvananthapuramSun 12:36 PM2289 km1423 miles1236 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MaduraiSun 12:36 PM2483 km1543 miles1341 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AntananarivoSun 10:06 AM2539 km1578 miles1371 nmWest-southwest WSW

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