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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 8:10:00 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 08:10:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 28' South, Longitude: 54° 18' 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"1031.16 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 08:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 05' North, Longitude: 21° 40' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.44 meters/second, 1553.2 km/hour, 965.1 miles/hour or 838.7 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 miSouth16.09 mi
1 hour14° 31' 01.2"964.87 miWest0° 07' 25.1"8.50 miSouth965.21 mi
24 hours11° 34' 33.1"769.45 miEast3° 20' 21.2"229.57 miSouth808.71 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
VictoriaTue 12:10 PM240 km149 miles130 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MoroniTue 11:10 AM1344 km835 miles726 nmWest-southwest WSW
MogadishuTue 11:10 AM1370 km851 miles740 nmNorthwest NW
Port LouisTue 12:10 PM1555 km966 miles839 nmSouth-southeast SSE
AntananarivoTue 11:10 AM1561 km970 miles843 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Saint-DenisTue 12:10 PM1600 km994 miles864 nmSouth S
Dar es SalaamTue 11:10 AM1661 km1032 miles897 nmWest W
Diego GarciaTue 2:10 PM2002 km1244 miles1081 nmEast E
NairobiTue 11:10 AM2024 km1258 miles1093 nmWest-northwest WNW
DodomaTue 11:10 AM2054 km1276 miles1109 nmWest W

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