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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 8:20:00 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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= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 08:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 42' South, Longitude: 51° 56' 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' 52.6"26.20 miSouth26.64 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 08:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 16' North, Longitude: 47° 23' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.15 meters/second, 1516.2 km/hour, 942.1 miles/hour or 818.7 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"941.79 miWest0° 03' 02.4"3.49 miSouth941.95 mi
24 hours11° 40' 56.9"758.23 miEast1° 39' 21.0"113.90 miSouth770.61 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
VictoriaSun 12:20 PM407 km253 miles220 nmEast-northeast ENE
MogadishuSun 11:20 AM1128 km701 miles609 nmNorthwest NW
MoroniSun 11:20 AM1162 km722 miles627 nmSouthwest SW
Dar es SalaamSun 11:20 AM1406 km873 miles759 nmWest W
AntananarivoSun 11:20 AM1537 km955 miles830 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Port LouisSun 12:20 PM1709 km1062 miles923 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Saint-DenisSun 12:20 PM1721 km1069 miles929 nmSouth-southeast SSE
NairobiSun 11:20 AM1750 km1087 miles945 nmWest-northwest WNW
DodomaSun 11:20 AM1794 km1115 miles969 nmWest W
DjiboutiSun 11:20 AM2146 km1334 miles1159 nmNorth-northwest NNW

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