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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 Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 07:54:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 6° 28' South
Longitude: 58° 01' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 460.99 meters/second, 1659.6 km/hour, 1031.2 miles/hour or 896.1 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.19 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 misouth17.19 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.1"1031.24 miwest0° 00' 56.9"1.09 misouth1031.23 mi
24 hours0° 03' 59.2"4.57 miwest0° 22' 43.0"26.02 misouth26.42 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 07:54:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 16° 07' North
Longitude: 18° 04' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.38 meters/second, 1553.0 km/hour, 965.0 miles/hour or 838.5 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.9"16.08 miwest0° 00' 07.4"0.14 misouth16.08 mi
1 hour14° 31' 01.1"964.79 miwest0° 07' 23.7"8.48 misouth965.13 mi
24 hours11° 34' 34.0"769.40 mieast3° 19' 52.9"229.05 misouth808.51 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
VictoriaTue 11:54 AM350 km218 miles189 nmNorthwest NW
Port LouisTue 11:54 AM1517 km943 miles819 nmSouth S
Diego GarciaTue 1:54 PM1593 km990 miles860 nmEast E
Saint-DenisTue 11:54 AM1619 km1006 miles874 nmSouth S
MogadishuTue 10:54 AM1695 km1053 miles915 nmWest-northwest WNW
MoroniTue 10:54 AM1716 km1066 miles926 nmWest-southwest WSW
AntananarivoTue 10:54 AM1788 km1111 miles965 nmSouthwest SW
Dar es SalaamTue 10:54 AM2072 km1288 miles1119 nmWest W
MaleTue 12:54 PM2084 km1295 miles1126 nmNortheast NE
NairobiTue 10:54 AM2423 km1506 miles1308 nmWest-northwest WNW
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