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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 8:20:00 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 08:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 05' South, Longitude: 51° 52' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 461.32 meters/second, 1660.8 km/hour, 1031.9 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 miSouth1031.90 mi
24 hours0° 04' 06.3"4.71 miWest0° 22' 48.0"26.11 miSouth26.53 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, October 8, 2012 at 08:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 36' North, Longitude: 35° 42' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.51 meters/second, 1531.8 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"951.57 miWest0° 05' 18.8"6.09 miSouth951.84 mi
24 hours11° 37' 17.8"761.99 miEast2° 32' 15.3"174.51 miSouth786.98 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
VictoriaMon 12:20 PM429 km266 miles231 nmEast-northeast ENE
MoroniMon 11:20 AM1132 km703 miles611 nmSouthwest SW
MogadishuMon 11:20 AM1155 km718 miles624 nmNorthwest NW
Dar es SalaamMon 11:20 AM1394 km866 miles753 nmWest W
AntananarivoMon 11:20 AM1496 km929 miles808 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Port LouisMon 12:20 PM1672 km1039 miles903 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Saint-DenisMon 12:20 PM1681 km1045 miles908 nmSouth-southeast SSE
NairobiMon 11:20 AM1754 km1090 miles947 nmWest-northwest WNW
DodomaMon 11:20 AM1785 km1109 miles964 nmWest W
LilongweMon 10:20 AM2166 km1346 miles1170 nmWest-southwest WSW

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