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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 8:14:00 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 08:14:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 42' South, Longitude: 53° 26' 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"1032.63 miWest0° 00' 57.2"1.09 miSouth1032.62 mi
24 hours0° 04' 13.1"4.84 miWest0° 22' 52.7"26.20 miSouth26.64 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 08:14:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 16' North, Longitude: 45° 56' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.14 meters/second, 1516.1 km/hour, 942.1 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' 44.1"941.76 miWest0° 03' 01.8"3.48 miSouth941.91 mi
24 hours11° 40' 57.8"758.22 miEast1° 39' 07.4"113.64 miSouth770.56 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
VictoriaSun 12:14 PM253 km157 miles137 nmEast-northeast ENE
MogadishuSun 11:14 AM1243 km772 miles671 nmNorthwest NW
MoroniSun 11:14 AM1301 km808 miles703 nmWest-southwest WSW
Dar es SalaamSun 11:14 AM1571 km976 miles848 nmWest W
AntananarivoSun 11:14 AM1596 km992 miles862 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Port LouisSun 12:14 PM1659 km1031 miles896 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Saint-DenisSun 12:14 PM1693 km1052 miles914 nmSouth S
NairobiSun 11:14 AM1910 km1187 miles1031 nmWest-northwest WNW
DodomaSun 11:14 AM1960 km1218 miles1059 nmWest W
Diego GarciaSun 2:14 PM2104 km1308 miles1136 nmEast E

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