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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

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Position of the Sun

On Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 08:00:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 42' South, Longitude: 56° 40' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 461.64 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"1032.71 miwest0° 00' 57.2"1.09 misouth1032.70 mi
24 hours0° 04' 13.3"4.84 miwest0° 22' 52.7"26.20 misouth26.65 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 08:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 17' North, Longitude: 42° 49' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.11 meters/second, 1516.0 km/hour, 942.0 miles/hour or 818.6 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' 03.0"0.06 misouth15.70 mi
1 hour14° 30' 44.0"941.76 miwest0° 03' 00.6"3.45 misouth941.91 mi
24 hours11° 40' 59.4"758.25 mieast1° 38' 38.2"113.08 misouth770.49 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
VictoriaSun 12:00 Noon180 km112 miles97 nmNorthwest NW
MogadishuSun 11:00 AM1523 km946 miles822 nmNorthwest NW
Port LouisSun 12:00 Noon1603 km996 miles865 nmSouth S
MoroniSun 11:00 AM1610 km1000 miles869 nmWest-southwest WSW
Saint-DenisSun 12:00 Noon1684 km1047 miles909 nmSouth S
Diego GarciaSun 2:00 PM1752 km1088 miles946 nmEast E
AntananarivoSun 11:00 AM1767 km1098 miles954 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Dar es SalaamSun 11:00 AM1927 km1197 miles1040 nmWest W
MaleSun 1:00 PM2168 km1347 miles1171 nmEast-northeast ENE
NairobiSun 11:00 AM2258 km1403 miles1219 nmWest-northwest WNW
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