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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.

Map showing day and night parts of the world

UTC time = Monday, October 8, 2012 at 8:34:00 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).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Monday, October 8, 2012 at 08:34:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 05' South, Longitude: 48° 22' 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 miSouth1031.89 mi
24 hours0° 04' 06.3"4.71 miWest0° 22' 47.9"26.11 miSouth26.53 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, October 8, 2012 at 08:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 35' North, Longitude: 39° 05' West

The ground speed is currently 425.57 meters/second, 1532.0 kilometres/hour, 952.0 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"15.87 miWest0° 00' 05.2"0.10 miSouth15.87 mi
1 hour14° 30' 52.1"951.69 miWest0° 05' 20.1"6.11 miSouth951.96 mi
24 hours11° 37' 15.7"762.04 miEast2° 32' 45.0"175.08 miSouth787.17 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
MutsamuduMon 11:34 AM801 km498 miles432 nmSouth-southwest SSW
VictoriaMon 12:34 PM802 km498 miles433 nmEast-northeast ENE
MamoutzouMon 11:34 AM816 km507 miles441 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MoroniMon 11:34 AM836 km520 miles452 nmSouthwest SW
FomboniMon 11:34 AM853 km530 miles461 nmSouthwest SW
MogadishuMon 11:34 AM960 km597 miles518 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MombasaMon 11:34 AM990 km615 miles535 nmWest-northwest WNW
Dar es SalaamMon 11:34 AM1008 km626 miles544 nmWest W
Zanzibar CityMon 11:34 AM1016 km631 miles549 nmWest W
NairobiMon 11:34 AM1389 km863 miles750 nmWest-northwest WNW

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