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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 08:04:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 05' South, Longitude: 55° 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"1031.92 miwest0° 00' 57.0"1.09 misouth1031.91 mi
24 hours0° 04' 06.4"4.71 miwest0° 22' 48.0"26.11 misouth26.53 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, October 8, 2012 at 08:04:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 38' North, Longitude: 31° 50' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.45 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"951.44 miwest0° 05' 17.3"6.06 misouth951.70 mi
24 hours11° 37' 20.3"761.93 mieast2° 31' 41.3"173.86 misouth786.77 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
VictoriaMon 12:04 PM168 km104 miles91 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MogadishuMon 11:04 AM1476 km917 miles797 nmNorthwest NW
MoroniMon 11:04 AM1519 km944 miles820 nmWest-southwest WSW
Port LouisMon 12:04 PM1568 km974 miles847 nmSouth S
Saint-DenisMon 12:04 PM1638 km1018 miles884 nmSouth S
AntananarivoMon 11:04 AM1684 km1047 miles909 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Diego GarciaMon 2:04 PM1834 km1140 miles990 nmEast E
Dar es SalaamMon 11:04 AM1836 km1141 miles992 nmWest W
NairobiMon 11:04 AM2182 km1356 miles1178 nmWest-northwest WNW
DodomaMon 11:04 AM2228 km1384 miles1203 nmWest W
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