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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 8:20:00 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 Friday, October 5, 2012 at 08:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 56' South, Longitude: 52° 05' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.22 meters/second, 1664.0 km/hour, 1033.9 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 miSouth1033.91 mi
24 hours0° 04' 25.9"5.09 miWest0° 23' 00.8"26.36 miSouth26.84 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, October 5, 2012 at 08:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 47' North, Longitude: 70° 46' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.82 meters/second, 1511.4 km/hour, 939.1 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' 54.2"938.79 miWest0° 01' 38.8"1.89 miNorth938.71 mi
24 hours11° 40' 41.0"755.39 miEast0° 12' 41.7"14.56 miNorth755.00 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
VictoriaFri 12:20 PM375 km233 miles202 nmEast E
MogadishuFri 11:20 AM1077 km669 miles581 nmNorthwest NW
MoroniFri 11:20 AM1226 km762 miles662 nmSouthwest SW
Dar es SalaamFri 11:20 AM1433 km890 miles774 nmWest W
AntananarivoFri 11:20 AM1623 km1008 miles876 nmSouth-southwest SSW
NairobiFri 11:20 AM1745 km1084 miles942 nmWest-northwest WNW
Port LouisFri 12:20 PM1783 km1108 miles963 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Saint-DenisFri 12:20 PM1800 km1119 miles972 nmSouth-southeast SSE
DodomaFri 11:20 AM1816 km1128 miles981 nmWest W
DjiboutiFri 11:20 AM2079 km1292 miles1122 nmNorth-northwest NNW

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