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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 8:14:00 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 08:14:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 28' South, Longitude: 53° 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' 59.1"4.57 miWest0° 22' 43.0"26.02 miSouth26.41 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 08:14:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 05' North, Longitude: 22° 38' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.46 meters/second, 1553.3 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"964.92 miWest0° 07' 25.3"8.51 miSouth965.25 mi
24 hours11° 34' 33.0"769.48 miEast3° 20' 28.8"229.72 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 12:14 PM313 km195 miles169 nmNortheast NE
MoroniTue 11:14 AM1246 km774 miles673 nmWest-southwest WSW
MogadishuTue 11:14 AM1292 km803 miles697 nmNorthwest NW
AntananarivoTue 11:14 AM1512 km940 miles817 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Dar es SalaamTue 11:14 AM1550 km963 miles837 nmWest W
Port LouisTue 12:14 PM1582 km983 miles854 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Saint-DenisTue 12:14 PM1611 km1001 miles870 nmSouth S
NairobiTue 11:14 AM1918 km1192 miles1036 nmWest-northwest WNW
DodomaTue 11:14 AM1943 km1207 miles1049 nmWest W
Diego GarciaTue 2:14 PM2113 km1313 miles1141 nmEast E

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