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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 08:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 28' South, Longitude: 51° 31' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 460.99 meters/second, 1659.5 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"1031.23 miwest0° 00' 56.9"1.09 misouth1031.21 mi
24 hours0° 03' 59.1"4.57 miwest0° 22' 42.9"26.02 misouth26.42 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 08:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 04' North, Longitude: 24° 21' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.49 meters/second, 1553.4 km/hour, 965.2 miles/hour or 838.8 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' 01.4"965.05 miwest0° 07' 26.0"8.52 misouth965.39 mi
24 hours11° 34' 32.5"769.58 mieast3° 20' 42.2"229.99 misouth808.95 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
VictoriaTue 12:20 PM481 km299 miles260 nmEast-northeast ENE
MamoutzouTue 11:20 AM982 km610 miles530 nmSouthwest SW
MutsamuduTue 11:20 AM1004 km624 miles542 nmSouthwest SW
MoroniTue 11:20 AM1070 km665 miles578 nmWest-southwest WSW
MogadishuTue 11:20 AM1165 km724 miles629 nmNorthwest NW
Dar es SalaamTue 11:20 AM1354 km841 miles731 nmWest W
AntananarivoTue 11:20 AM1444 km897 miles780 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Port LouisTue 12:20 PM1647 km1024 miles889 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Saint-DenisTue 12:20 PM1650 km1025 miles891 nmSouth-southeast SSE
NairobiTue 11:20 AM1731 km1075 miles934 nmWest-northwest WNW
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