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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

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Position of the Sun

On Monday, November 5, 2012 at 07:14:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 49' South, Longitude: 67° 08' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.36 meters/second, 1606.9 km/hour, 998.5 miles/hour or 867.6 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.64 miwest0° 00' 00.8"0.01 misouth16.64 mi
1 hour14° 59' 58.7"998.33 miwest0° 00' 45.1"0.86 misouth998.29 mi
24 hours0° 00' 35.4"0.66 mieast0° 17' 58.3"20.60 misouth20.61 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, November 5, 2012 at 07:14:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 57' North, Longitude: 38° 57' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 429.78 meters/second, 1547.2 km/hour, 961.4 miles/hour or 835.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.5"16.02 miwest0° 00' 06.4"0.12 misouth16.02 mi
1 hour14° 31' 32.8"961.23 miwest0° 06' 34.3"7.53 misouth961.53 mi
24 hours11° 19' 25.9"749.41 mieast2° 59' 30.2"205.72 misouth782.52 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 1:14 PM1102 km685 miles595 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Port LouisMon 11:14 AM1127 km700 miles609 nmWest-southwest WSW
Saint-DenisMon 11:14 AM1354 km842 miles731 nmWest-southwest WSW
VictoriaMon 11:14 AM1779 km1106 miles961 nmNorthwest NW
AntananarivoMon 10:14 AM2111 km1312 miles1140 nmWest-southwest WSW
MaleMon 12:14 PM2321 km1442 miles1253 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MoroniMon 10:14 AM2614 km1624 miles1412 nmWest W
Amsterdam IslandMon 12:14 PM2643 km1642 miles1427 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteMon 12:44 PM2880 km1790 miles1555 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MogadishuMon 10:14 AM3107 km1931 miles1678 nmNorthwest NW
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