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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° 36' 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"1032.00 miwest0° 00' 57.0"1.09 misouth1031.98 mi
24 hours0° 04' 06.4"4.71 miwest0° 22' 48.0"26.11 misouth26.54 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: 31° 08' 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"951.48 miwest0° 05' 17.0"6.06 misouth951.75 mi
24 hours11° 37' 20.7"761.97 mieast2° 31' 35.2"173.75 misouth786.78 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 Noon205 km127 miles111 nmNorthwest NW
MogadishuMon 11:00 AM1540 km957 miles832 nmNorthwest NW
Port LouisMon 12:00 Noon1561 km970 miles843 nmSouth S
MoroniMon 11:00 AM1592 km989 miles859 nmWest-southwest WSW
Saint-DenisMon 12:00 Noon1642 km1020 miles886 nmSouth S
AntananarivoMon 11:00 AM1728 km1074 miles933 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Diego GarciaMon 2:00 PM1755 km1090 miles948 nmEast E
Dar es SalaamMon 11:00 AM1916 km1191 miles1035 nmWest W
MaleMon 1:00 PM2196 km1365 miles1186 nmEast-northeast ENE
NairobiMon 11:00 AM2259 km1404 miles1220 nmWest-northwest WNW
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