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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 Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 07:06:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 10° 52' South
Longitude: 69° 23' 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"1019.15 miwest0° 00' 53.2"1.02 misouth1019.12 mi
24 hours0° 02' 16.4"2.58 miwest0° 21' 12.1"24.29 misouth24.43 mi

Position of the Moon

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

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.14 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' 22.2"948.61 miwest0° 06' 23.8"7.33 minorth948.93 mi
24 hours13° 04' 19.5"858.82 mieast3° 00' 09.6"206.50 minorth890.09 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 PM514 km320 miles278 nmNortheast NE
Port LouisSun 11:06 AM1637 km1017 miles884 nmSouthwest SW
VictoriaSun 11:06 AM1684 km1046 miles909 nmWest-northwest WNW
MaleSun 12:06 PM1725 km1072 miles932 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Saint-DenisSun 11:06 AM1856 km1153 miles1002 nmSouthwest SW
ColomboSun 12:36 PM2284 km1420 miles1234 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteSun 12:36 PM2285 km1420 miles1234 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ThiruvananthapuramSun 12:36 PM2300 km1429 miles1242 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MaduraiSun 12:36 PM2494 km1550 miles1347 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AntananarivoSun 10:06 AM2512 km1561 miles1356 nmWest-southwest WSW
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