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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.

= The Sun's position directly overhead (zenith) in relation to an observer.

= 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 Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 07:54:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 28' South, Longitude: 58° 18' East

The ground speed is currently 460.99 meters/second, 1659.6 kilometres/hour, 1031.2 miles/hour or 896.1 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"17.19 miWest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 miSouth17.19 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.1"1031.17 miWest0° 00' 56.9"1.09 miSouth1031.16 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 Latitude: 16° 07' North, Longitude: 17° 47' West

The ground speed is currently 431.37 meters/second, 1552.9 kilometres/hour, 964.9 miles/hour or 838.5 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' 30.9"16.08 miWest0° 00' 07.4"0.14 miSouth16.08 mi
1 hour14° 31' 01.1"964.71 miWest0° 07' 23.6"8.48 miSouth965.05 mi
24 hours11° 34' 34.0"769.34 miEast3° 19' 50.7"228.99 miSouth808.44 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
VictoriaTue 11:54 AM376 km233 miles203 nm WNW
Port LouisTue 11:54 AM1519 km944 miles820 nm S
Diego GarciaTue 1:54 PM1561 km970 miles843 nm E
Saint-DenisTue 11:54 AM1625 km1009 miles877 nm S
MogadishuTue 10:54 AM1721 km1069 miles929 nm WNW
MoroniTue 10:54 AM1751 km1088 miles946 nm WSW
AntananarivoTue 10:54 AM1806 km1122 miles975 nm SW
MaleTue 12:54 PM2059 km1279 miles1112 nm NE
Dar es SalaamTue 10:54 AM2103 km1307 miles1136 nm W
NairobiTue 10:54 AM2453 km1524 miles1325 nm WNW