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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, December 29, 2008 at 7:58:00 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, December 29, 2008 at 07:58:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 12' South, Longitude: 61° 03' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.40 meters/second, 1535.1 km/hour, 953.8 miles/hour or 828.9 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.90 miWest0° 00' 00.2"0.00 miNorth15.90 mi
1 hour14° 59' 41.7"953.41 miWest0° 00' 09.2"0.18 miNorth953.42 mi
24 hours0° 07' 15.7"7.70 miEast0° 03' 54.4"4.48 miNorth8.91 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, December 29, 2008 at 07:58:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 41' South, Longitude: 82° 18' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 417.67 meters/second, 1503.6 km/hour, 934.3 miles/hour or 811.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.6"15.57 miWest0° 00' 08.5"0.16 miNorth15.57 mi
1 hour14° 31' 42.3"933.93 miWest0° 08' 33.1"9.81 miNorth934.44 mi
24 hours11° 04' 53.3"712.46 miEast3° 50' 21.8"264.10 miNorth768.16 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Port Mathurin (Rodrigues) *Mon 12:58 PM461 km286 miles249 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Port Louis *Mon 12:58 PM497 km309 miles269 nmNorthwest NW
Saint-DenisMon 11:58 AM632 km393 miles341 nmWest-northwest WNW
AntananarivoMon 10:58 AM1482 km921 miles800 nmWest-northwest WNW
Diego GarciaMon 1:58 PM2138 km1329 miles1155 nmNortheast NE
VictoriaMon 11:58 AM2142 km1331 miles1156 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Amsterdam IslandMon 12:58 PM2259 km1404 miles1220 nmSoutheast SE
MoroniMon 10:58 AM2274 km1413 miles1228 nmWest-northwest WNW
MaputoMon 9:58 AM2895 km1799 miles1563 nmWest-southwest WSW
Dar es SalaamMon 10:58 AM2951 km1834 miles1594 nmNorthwest NW

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