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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

UTC time = Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 8:04:00 AM.

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

Moon symbol = The Moon's position at its zenith in relation to an observer (Moon phase is not shown).

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Position of the Sun

On Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 08:04:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 28' South, Longitude: 55° 48' 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"1031.17 miWest0° 00' 56.9"1.09 miSouth1031.15 mi
24 hours0° 03' 59.2"4.57 miWest0° 22' 43.0"26.02 miSouth26.41 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 08:04:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 06' North, Longitude: 20° 13' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.42 meters/second, 1553.1 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"964.81 miWest0° 07' 24.5"8.49 miSouth965.15 mi
24 hours11° 34' 33.6"769.41 miEast3° 20' 09.8"229.36 miSouth808.61 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
VictoriaTue 12:04 PM207 km129 miles112 nmNorth N
MoroniTue 11:04 AM1495 km929 miles807 nmWest-southwest WSW
MogadishuTue 11:04 AM1496 km929 miles808 nmNorthwest NW
Port LouisTue 12:04 PM1527 km949 miles825 nmSouth S
Saint-DenisTue 12:04 PM1595 km991 miles861 nmSouth S
AntananarivoTue 11:04 AM1643 km1021 miles887 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Dar es SalaamTue 11:04 AM1827 km1135 miles986 nmWest W
Diego GarciaTue 2:04 PM1837 km1141 miles992 nmEast E
NairobiTue 11:04 AM2184 km1357 miles1179 nmWest-northwest WNW
DodomaTue 11:04 AM2220 km1379 miles1199 nmWest W

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