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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 = Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 7:44:00 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 Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 07:44:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 42' South, Longitude: 60° 57' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 461.65 meters/second, 1661.9 km/hour, 1032.7 miles/hour or 897.4 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.21 miWest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 miSouth17.21 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.7"1032.65 miWest0° 00' 57.2"1.09 miSouth1032.63 mi
24 hours0° 04' 13.3"4.84 miWest0° 22' 52.8"26.20 miSouth26.65 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 07:44:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 17' North, Longitude: 38° 41' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.07 meters/second, 1515.9 km/hour, 941.9 miles/hour or 818.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"15.70 miWest0° 00' 02.9"0.06 miSouth15.70 mi
1 hour14° 30' 44.0"941.60 miWest0° 02' 59.0"3.42 miSouth941.76 mi
24 hours11° 41' 01.6"758.17 miEast1° 37' 59.2"112.33 miSouth770.28 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
VictoriaSun 11:44 AM620 km385 miles335 nmWest W
Diego GarciaSun 1:44 PM1280 km795 miles691 nmEast E
Port LouisSun 11:44 AM1644 km1021 miles888 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MaleSun 12:44 PM1773 km1102 miles957 nmNortheast NE
Saint-DenisSun 11:44 AM1781 km1107 miles962 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MogadishuSun 10:44 AM1934 km1202 miles1045 nmWest-northwest WNW
MoroniSun 10:44 AM2055 km1277 miles1110 nmWest-southwest WSW
AntananarivoSun 10:44 AM2063 km1282 miles1114 nmSouthwest SW
ThiruvananthapuramSun 1:14 PM2371 km1473 miles1280 nmNortheast NE
Dar es SalaamSun 10:44 AM2399 km1491 miles1296 nmWest W

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