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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 Friday, October 5, 2012 at 08:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 4° 56' South
Longitude: 51° 48' 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"1034.00 miwest0° 00' 57.5"1.10 misouth1033.99 mi
24 hours0° 04' 25.9"5.09 miwest0° 23' 00.8"26.36 misouth26.85 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, October 5, 2012 at 08:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 20° 47' North
Longitude: 71° 03' 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"938.85 miwest0° 01' 38.6"1.89 minorth938.77 mi
24 hours11° 40' 41.1"755.45 mieast0° 12' 39.0"14.51 minorth755.06 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 PM406 km252 miles219 nmEast E
MogadishuFri 11:20 AM1055 km656 miles570 nmNorthwest NW
MoroniFri 11:20 AM1195 km742 miles645 nmSouthwest SW
Dar es SalaamFri 11:20 AM1402 km871 miles757 nmWest W
AntananarivoFri 11:20 AM1615 km1004 miles872 nmSouth-southwest SSW
NairobiFri 11:20 AM1714 km1065 miles926 nmWest-northwest WNW
DodomaFri 11:20 AM1785 km1109 miles964 nmWest W
Port LouisFri 12:20 PM1794 km1114 miles968 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Saint-DenisFri 12:20 PM1807 km1123 miles976 nmSouth-southeast SSE
DjiboutiFri 11:20 AM2064 km1283 miles1115 nmNorth-northwest NNW
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