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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 areas 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 8:28:00 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).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Friday, October 5, 2012 at 08:28:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 56' South, Longitude: 50° 05' East

The ground speed is currently 462.21 meters/second, 1664.0 kilometres/hour, 1033.9 miles/hour or 898.5 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Sun 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"1033.92 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 08:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 47' North, Longitude: 72° 43' West

The ground speed is currently 419.81 meters/second, 1511.3 kilometres/hour, 939.1 miles/hour or 816.0 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Moon 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"938.77 miWest0° 01' 38.0"1.87 miNorth938.68 mi
24 hours11° 40' 42.4"755.40 miEast0° 12' 22.8"14.20 miNorth755.02 mi

Locations With the Sun Near Its Zenith

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

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LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
VictoriaFri 12:28 PM596 km371 miles322 nmEast E
MogadishuFri 11:28 AM935 km581 miles505 nmNorthwest NW
MutsamuduFri 11:28 AM1015 km630 miles548 nmSouthwest SW
MamoutzouFri 11:28 AM1018 km633 miles550 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MoroniFri 11:28 AM1059 km658 miles572 nmSouthwest SW
Dar es SalaamFri 11:28 AM1214 km754 miles655 nmWest W
NairobiFri 11:28 AM1529 km950 miles826 nmWest-northwest WNW
AntananarivoFri 11:28 AM1570 km976 miles848 nmSouth S
DodomaFri 11:28 AM1595 km991 miles861 nmWest W
Saint-DenisFri 12:28 PM1856 km1153 miles1002 nmSouth-southeast SSE

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