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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 = Friday, October 5, 2012 at 8:08:00 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 Friday, October 5, 2012 at 08:08:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 56' South, Longitude: 55° 05' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.22 meters/second, 1664.0 km/hour, 1034.0 miles/hour or 898.5 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.23 miWest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 miSouth17.23 mi
1 hour15° 00' 11.2"1033.93 miWest0° 00' 57.5"1.10 miSouth1033.92 mi
24 hours0° 04' 26.0"5.09 miWest0° 23' 00.8"26.36 miSouth26.84 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, October 5, 2012 at 08:08:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 46' North, Longitude: 67° 52' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.84 meters/second, 1511.4 km/hour, 939.2 miles/hour or 816.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.8"15.65 miWest0° 00' 01.7"0.03 miNorth15.65 mi
1 hour14° 30' 54.4"938.83 miWest0° 01' 39.9"1.91 miNorth938.75 mi
24 hours11° 40' 38.9"755.38 miEast0° 13' 09.7"15.09 miNorth754.98 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
VictoriaFri 12:08 PM53 km33 miles29 nmNortheast NE
MogadishuFri 11:08 AM1331 km827 miles719 nmNorthwest NW
MoroniFri 11:08 AM1501 km933 miles811 nmWest-southwest WSW
Port LouisFri 12:08 PM1705 km1059 miles921 nmSouth S
AntananarivoFri 11:08 AM1751 km1088 miles945 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Dar es SalaamFri 11:08 AM1762 km1095 miles951 nmWest W
Saint-DenisFri 12:08 PM1764 km1096 miles953 nmSouth S
Diego GarciaFri 2:08 PM1934 km1202 miles1044 nmEast E
NairobiFri 11:08 AM2070 km1286 miles1118 nmWest W
DodomaFri 11:08 AM2148 km1335 miles1160 nmWest W

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