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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 = Monday, October 8, 2012 at 8:10:00 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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Position of the Sun

On Monday, October 8, 2012 at 08:10:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 05' South, Longitude: 54° 22' 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 08:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 37' North, Longitude: 33° 17' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.48 meters/second, 1531.7 km/hour, 951.8 miles/hour or 827.1 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' 05.2"0.10 miSouth15.86 mi
1 hour14° 30' 52.1"951.49 miWest0° 05' 17.8"6.07 miSouth951.75 mi
24 hours11° 37' 19.3"761.95 miEast2° 31' 54.0"174.10 miSouth786.85 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
VictoriaMon 12:10 PM201 km125 miles109 nmNortheast NE
MogadishuMon 11:10 AM1347 km837 miles728 nmNorthwest NW
MoroniMon 11:10 AM1370 km851 miles740 nmWest-southwest WSW
Port LouisMon 12:10 PM1594 km991 miles861 nmSouth-southeast SSE
AntananarivoMon 11:10 AM1602 km996 miles865 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Saint-DenisMon 12:10 PM1641 km1020 miles886 nmSouth S
Dar es SalaamMon 11:10 AM1671 km1038 miles902 nmWest W
Diego GarciaMon 2:10 PM2000 km1243 miles1080 nmEast E
NairobiMon 11:10 AM2021 km1255 miles1091 nmWest-northwest WNW
DodomaMon 11:10 AM2062 km1281 miles1113 nmWest W

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