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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

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Position of the Sun

On Monday, October 8, 2012 at 10:10:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 07' South, Longitude: 24° 22' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 461.30 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"1031.86 miwest0° 00' 57.0"1.09 misouth1031.84 mi
24 hours0° 04' 05.8"4.70 miwest0° 22' 47.6"26.10 misouth26.52 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, October 8, 2012 at 10:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 27' North, Longitude: 62° 19' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.93 meters/second, 1533.3 km/hour, 952.8 miles/hour or 827.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.8"15.88 miwest0° 00' 05.3"0.10 misouth15.88 mi
1 hour14° 30' 52.8"952.49 miwest0° 05' 28.9"6.28 misouth952.77 mi
24 hours11° 37' 01.0"762.41 mieast2° 36' 08.1"178.95 misouth788.46 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Mbuji-MayiMon 12:10 PM86 km54 miles47 nmWest W
TshikapaMon 12:10 PM397 km247 miles214 nmWest W
LucapaMon 11:10 AM474 km295 miles256 nmWest-southwest WSW
BujumburaMon 12:10 PM631 km392 miles341 nmEast-northeast ENE
BukavuMon 12:10 PM637 km396 miles344 nmNortheast NE
RutanaMon 12:10 PM669 km416 miles361 nmEast-northeast ENE
GitegaMon 12:10 PM685 km426 miles370 nmEast-northeast ENE
LubumbashiMon 12:10 PM703 km437 miles379 nmSouth-southeast SSE
ButareMon 12:10 PM712 km442 miles384 nmEast-northeast ENE
RuyigiMon 12:10 PM715 km444 miles386 nmEast-northeast ENE
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