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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 = Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 8:10:00 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 Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 08:10:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 19' South, Longitude: 54° 31' East

The ground speed is currently 461.94 meters/second, 1663.0 kilometres/hour, 1033.3 miles/hour or 897.9 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"17.22 miWest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 miSouth17.22 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.8"1033.30 miWest0° 00' 57.4"1.10 miSouth1033.29 mi
24 hours0° 04' 19.8"4.97 miWest0° 22' 57.0"26.28 miSouth26.75 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 08:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 60' North, Longitude: 56° 41' West

The ground speed is currently 419.14 meters/second, 1508.9 kilometres/hour, 937.6 miles/hour or 814.8 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' 30.6"15.63 miWest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 miSouth15.63 mi
1 hour14° 30' 43.8"937.27 miWest0° 00' 40.6"0.78 miSouth937.31 mi
24 hours11° 42' 44.2"756.53 miEast0° 43' 21.3"49.71 miSouth759.96 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
VictoriaSat 12:10 PM130 km81 miles70 nmNortheast NE
MogadishuSat 11:10 AM1305 km811 miles705 nmNorthwest NW
MoroniSat 11:10 AM1425 km885 miles769 nmWest-southwest WSW
Port LouisSat 12:10 PM1674 km1040 miles904 nmSouth S
AntananarivoSat 11:10 AM1684 km1046 miles909 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Dar es SalaamSat 11:10 AM1694 km1052 miles914 nmWest W
Saint-DenisSat 12:10 PM1724 km1071 miles931 nmSouth S
Diego GarciaSat 2:10 PM1991 km1237 miles1075 nmEast E
NairobiSat 11:10 AM2016 km1253 miles1089 nmWest-northwest WNW
DodomaSat 11:10 AM2081 km1293 miles1124 nmWest W

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