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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 8:30:00 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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= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Monday, October 8, 2012 at 08:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 05' South, Longitude: 49° 22' 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"1031.91 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 08:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 35' North, Longitude: 38° 07' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.55 meters/second, 1532.0 km/hour, 951.9 miles/hour or 827.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.8"15.87 miWest0° 00' 05.2"0.10 miSouth15.87 mi
1 hour14° 30' 52.1"951.65 miWest0° 05' 19.7"6.11 miSouth951.92 mi
24 hours11° 37' 16.3"762.03 miEast2° 32' 36.5"174.91 miSouth787.11 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
VictoriaMon 12:30 PM693 km431 miles374 nmEast-northeast ENE
MutsamuduMon 11:30 AM866 km538 miles467 nmSouthwest SW
MamoutzouMon 11:30 AM869 km540 miles469 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MoroniMon 11:30 AM914 km568 miles494 nmSouthwest SW
FomboniMon 11:30 AM923 km573 miles498 nmSouthwest SW
KismayoMon 11:30 AM988 km614 miles534 nmNorthwest NW
MogadishuMon 11:30 AM1005 km624 miles542 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Dar es SalaamMon 11:30 AM1118 km695 miles604 nmWest W
AntananarivoMon 11:30 AM1432 km890 miles773 nmSouth S
NairobiMon 11:30 AM1492 km927 miles806 nmWest-northwest WNW

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