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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 areas of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night.

= The Sun's position directly overhead (zenith) in relation to an observer.

= The Moon's position at its zenith in relation to an observer (Moon phase is not shown).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

See where the Moon is over the horizon

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## Position of the Sun

On Monday, October 8, 2012 at 08:24:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 05' South, Longitude: 50° 52' East

The ground speed is currently 461.32 meters/second, 1660.8 kilometres/hour, 1031.9 miles/hour or 896.7 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Sun 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"1031.91 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 08:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 36' North, Longitude: 36° 40' West

The ground speed is currently 425.53 meters/second, 1531.9 kilometres/hour, 951.9 miles/hour or 827.2 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Moon 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"951.60 miWest0° 05' 19.1"6.10 miSouth951.87 mi
24 hours11° 37' 17.1"762.01 miEast2° 32' 23.8"174.67 miSouth787.03 mi

## Locations With the Sun Near Its Zenith

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

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LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
VictoriaMon 12:24 PM533 km331 miles288 nm ENE
MamoutzouMon 11:24 AM965 km600 miles521 nm SW
MutsamuduMon 11:24 AM978 km608 miles528 nm SW
MoroniMon 11:24 AM1041 km647 miles562 nm SW
MogadishuMon 11:24 AM1089 km677 miles588 nm NW
Dar es SalaamMon 11:24 AM1284 km798 miles693 nm W
AntananarivoMon 11:24 AM1464 km910 miles791 nm SSW
NairobiMon 11:24 AM1649 km1024 miles890 nm WNW
DodomaMon 11:24 AM1675 km1040 miles904 nm W
Saint-DenisMon 12:24 PM1709 km1062 miles923 nm SSE