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Day and Night World Map

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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

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Position of the Sun

On Monday, October 8, 2012 at 09:00:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 6° 06' South
Longitude: 41° 35' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 461.31 meters/second, 1660.7 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"1031.97 miwest0° 00' 57.0"1.09 misouth1031.95 mi
24 hours0° 04' 06.0"4.70 miwest0° 22' 47.7"26.11 misouth26.53 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, October 8, 2012 at 09:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 18° 33' North
Longitude: 45° 39' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.67 meters/second, 1532.4 km/hour, 952.2 miles/hour or 827.4 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' 52.3"951.98 miwest0° 05' 22.5"6.16 misouth952.25 mi
24 hours11° 37' 11.5"762.20 mieast2° 33' 42.6"176.19 misouth787.58 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Zanzibar CityMon 12:00 Noon265 km165 miles143 nmWest W
Dar es SalaamMon 12:00 Noon267 km166 miles144 nmWest-southwest WSW
MombasaMon 12:00 Noon310 km193 miles168 nmNorthwest NW
ArushaMon 12:00 Noon623 km387 miles336 nmWest-northwest WNW
MoroniMon 12:00 Noon645 km401 miles348 nmSouth-southeast SSE
DodomaMon 12:00 Noon647 km402 miles350 nmWest W
MutsamuduMon 12:00 Noon739 km459 miles399 nmSouth-southeast SSE
NairobiMon 12:00 Noon751 km467 miles406 nmNorthwest NW
MamoutzouMon 12:00 Noon841 km522 miles454 nmSouth-southeast SSE
NakuruMon 12:00 Noon886 km551 miles479 nmNorthwest NW
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