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Day and Night World Map

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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 08:54:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 5° 43' South
Longitude: 43° 10' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 461.63 meters/second, 1661.9 km/hour, 1032.6 miles/hour or 897.3 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"1032.69 miwest0° 00' 57.2"1.09 misouth1032.67 mi
24 hours0° 04' 12.9"4.84 miwest0° 22' 52.5"26.20 misouth26.64 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 08:54:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 20° 14' North
Longitude: 55° 53' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.23 meters/second, 1516.4 km/hour, 942.3 miles/hour or 818.8 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"15.71 miwest0° 00' 03.0"0.06 misouth15.71 mi
1 hour14° 30' 44.2"942.03 miwest0° 03' 05.8"3.55 misouth942.20 mi
24 hours11° 40' 52.4"758.35 mieast1° 40' 40.8"115.43 misouth771.00 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MombasaSun 11:54 AM428 km266 miles231 nmWest-northwest WNW
Zanzibar CitySun 11:54 AM442 km275 miles239 nmWest W
Dar es SalaamSun 11:54 AM446 km277 miles241 nmWest-southwest WSW
KismayoSun 11:54 AM596 km370 miles322 nmNorth N
MoroniSun 11:54 AM659 km409 miles356 nmSouth S
GarissaSun 11:54 AM701 km436 miles379 nmNorthwest NW
MutsamuduSun 11:54 AM726 km451 miles392 nmSouth S
MamoutzouSun 11:54 AM814 km506 miles440 nmSouth-southeast SSE
DodomaSun 11:54 AM823 km511 miles444 nmWest W
NairobiSun 11:54 AM858 km533 miles463 nmNorthwest NW
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