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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 8:20:00 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 08:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 28' South, Longitude: 51° 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"1031.16 miWest0° 00' 56.9"1.09 miSouth1031.14 mi
24 hours0° 03' 59.1"4.57 miWest0° 22' 42.9"26.02 miSouth26.41 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° 05' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.49 meters/second, 1553.4 km/hour, 965.2 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' 01.4"964.98 miWest0° 07' 25.9"8.52 miSouth965.31 mi
24 hours11° 34' 32.6"769.52 miEast3° 20' 40.2"229.94 miSouth808.88 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 PM453 km281 miles245 nmEast-northeast ENE
MamoutzouTue 11:20 AM1004 km624 miles542 nmSouthwest SW
MoroniTue 11:20 AM1102 km685 miles595 nmWest-southwest WSW
MogadishuTue 11:20 AM1184 km736 miles639 nmNorthwest NW
Dar es SalaamTue 11:20 AM1384 km860 miles748 nmWest W
AntananarivoTue 11:20 AM1453 km903 miles784 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Port LouisTue 12:20 PM1636 km1016 miles883 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Saint-DenisTue 12:20 PM1642 km1020 miles887 nmSouth-southeast SSE
NairobiTue 11:20 AM1760 km1093 miles950 nmWest-northwest WNW
DodomaTue 11:20 AM1777 km1104 miles960 nmWest W

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