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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 8:24:00 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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= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 08:24:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 42' South, Longitude: 50° 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 miSouth1032.61 mi
24 hours0° 04' 13.0"4.84 miWest0° 22' 52.6"26.20 miSouth26.64 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 08:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 15' North, Longitude: 48° 21' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.16 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"941.81 miWest0° 03' 02.8"3.50 miSouth941.97 mi
24 hours11° 40' 56.5"758.24 miEast1° 39' 30.2"114.07 miSouth770.65 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
VictoriaSun 12:24 PM514 km320 miles278 nmEast-northeast ENE
MamoutzouSun 11:24 AM1003 km623 miles542 nmSouthwest SW
MutsamuduSun 11:24 AM1013 km630 miles547 nmSouthwest SW
MogadishuSun 11:24 AM1059 km658 miles572 nmNorthwest NW
MoroniSun 11:24 AM1073 km667 miles580 nmSouthwest SW
Dar es SalaamSun 11:24 AM1295 km805 miles699 nmWest W
AntananarivoSun 11:24 AM1507 km936 miles814 nmSouth-southwest SSW
NairobiSun 11:24 AM1643 km1021 miles887 nmWest-northwest WNW
DodomaSun 11:24 AM1684 km1046 miles909 nmWest W
Saint-DenisSun 12:24 PM1748 km1086 miles944 nmSouth-southeast SSE

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