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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 Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 08:00:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 28' South, Longitude: 56° 31' 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 08:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 06' North, Longitude: 19° 31' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.40 meters/second, 1553.0 km/hour, 965.0 miles/hour or 838.6 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' 01.2"964.85 miwest0° 07' 24.2"8.49 misouth965.19 mi
24 hours11° 34' 33.7"769.44 mieast3° 20' 04.2"229.27 misouth808.62 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
VictoriaTue 12:00 Noon236 km146 miles127 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Port LouisTue 12:00 Noon1520 km944 miles821 nmSouth S
MogadishuTue 11:00 AM1559 km969 miles842 nmNorthwest NW
MoroniTue 11:00 AM1561 km970 miles843 nmWest-southwest WSW
Saint-DenisTue 12:00 Noon1599 km994 miles864 nmSouth S
AntananarivoTue 11:00 AM1689 km1049 miles912 nmSouthwest SW
Diego GarciaTue 2:00 PM1759 km1093 miles950 nmEast E
Dar es SalaamTue 11:00 AM1906 km1185 miles1029 nmWest W
MaleTue 1:00 PM2224 km1382 miles1201 nmEast-northeast ENE
NairobiTue 11:00 AM2262 km1405 miles1221 nmWest-northwest WNW
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