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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 8:34:00 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).

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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 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 miSouth1031.89 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 of the movement is currently 425.57 meters/second, 1532.0 km/hour, 952.0 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"951.69 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 zenith

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

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
KismayoMon 11:34 AM906 km563 miles489 nmNorthwest NW
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

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