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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

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Position of the Sun

On Monday, October 8, 2012 at 08:00:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 05' South, Longitude: 56° 52' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 461.33 meters/second, 1660.8 km/hour, 1032.0 miles/hour or 896.7 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.20 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 misouth17.20 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.3"1031.93 miwest0° 00' 57.0"1.09 misouth1031.91 mi
24 hours0° 04' 06.4"4.71 miwest0° 22' 48.1"26.11 misouth26.53 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, October 8, 2012 at 08:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 38' North, Longitude: 30° 52' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.44 meters/second, 1531.6 km/hour, 951.7 miles/hour or 827.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.8"15.86 miwest0° 00' 05.1"0.10 misouth15.86 mi
1 hour14° 30' 52.0"951.41 miwest0° 05' 16.9"6.05 misouth951.67 mi
24 hours11° 37' 20.9"761.92 mieast2° 31' 32.8"173.70 misouth786.71 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
VictoriaMon 12:00 Noon225 km140 miles122 nmNorthwest NW
Port LouisMon 12:00 Noon1560 km969 miles842 nmSouth S
MogadishuMon 11:00 AM1565 km973 miles845 nmNorthwest NW
MoroniMon 11:00 AM1620 km1007 miles875 nmWest-southwest WSW
Saint-DenisMon 12:00 Noon1644 km1022 miles888 nmSouth S
Diego GarciaMon 2:00 PM1724 km1071 miles931 nmEast E
AntananarivoMon 11:00 AM1745 km1084 miles942 nmSouthwest SW
Dar es SalaamMon 11:00 AM1947 km1210 miles1051 nmWest W
MaleMon 1:00 PM2169 km1348 miles1171 nmEast-northeast ENE
NairobiMon 11:00 AM2290 km1423 miles1236 nmWest-northwest WNW
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