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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 = Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 8:00:00 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 Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 08:00:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 42' South, Longitude: 56° 57' East

The ground speed is currently 461.64 meters/second, 1661.9 kilometres/hour, 1032.7 miles/hour or 897.4 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"17.21 miWest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 miSouth17.21 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.7"1032.64 miWest0° 00' 57.2"1.09 miSouth1032.63 mi
24 hours0° 04' 13.3"4.84 miWest0° 22' 52.7"26.20 miSouth26.64 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° 33' West

The ground speed is currently 421.11 meters/second, 1516.0 kilometres/hour, 942.0 miles/hour or 818.6 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"15.70 miWest0° 00' 03.0"0.06 miSouth15.70 mi
1 hour14° 30' 44.0"941.68 miWest0° 03' 00.5"3.45 miSouth941.84 mi
24 hours11° 40' 59.5"758.20 miEast1° 38' 35.5"113.03 miSouth770.43 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
VictoriaSun 12:00 Noon204 km127 miles110 nmNorthwest NW
MogadishuSun 11:00 AM1548 km962 miles836 nmWest-northwest WNW
Port LouisSun 12:00 Noon1601 km995 miles865 nmSouth S
MoroniSun 11:00 AM1644 km1022 miles888 nmWest-southwest WSW
Saint-DenisSun 12:00 Noon1687 km1048 miles911 nmSouth S
Diego GarciaSun 2:00 PM1719 km1068 miles928 nmEast E
AntananarivoSun 11:00 AM1783 km1108 miles963 nmSouthwest SW
Dar es SalaamSun 11:00 AM1958 km1216 miles1057 nmWest W
MaleSun 1:00 PM2141 km1331 miles1156 nmEast-northeast ENE
NairobiSun 11:00 AM2288 km1422 miles1236 nmWest-northwest WNW

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