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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 08:10:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 6° 28' South
Longitude: 54° 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 misouth1031.22 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 08:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 16° 05' North
Longitude: 21° 56' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.45 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"16.09 miwest0° 00' 07.4"0.14 misouth16.09 mi
1 hour14° 31' 01.2"964.95 miwest0° 07' 25.1"8.50 misouth965.29 mi
24 hours11° 34' 33.1"769.51 mieast3° 20' 23.2"229.63 misouth808.78 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 PM258 km160 miles139 nmNortheast NE
MoroniTue 11:10 AM1310 km814 miles707 nmWest-southwest WSW
MogadishuTue 11:10 AM1348 km837 miles728 nmNorthwest NW
AntananarivoTue 11:10 AM1548 km962 miles836 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Port LouisTue 12:10 PM1562 km970 miles843 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Saint-DenisTue 12:10 PM1602 km996 miles865 nmSouth S
Dar es SalaamTue 11:10 AM1630 km1013 miles880 nmWest W
NairobiTue 11:10 AM1995 km1239 miles1077 nmWest-northwest WNW
DodomaTue 11:10 AM2023 km1257 miles1092 nmWest W
Diego GarciaTue 2:10 PM2035 km1264 miles1099 nmEast E
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