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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 8:54:00 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 08:54:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 29' South, Longitude: 43° 18' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 460.98 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"1031.14 miWest0° 00' 56.9"1.09 miSouth1031.12 mi
24 hours0° 03' 58.9"4.56 miWest0° 22' 42.8"26.01 miSouth26.41 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 08:54:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 60' North, Longitude: 32° 18' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.64 meters/second, 1553.9 km/hour, 965.5 miles/hour or 839.0 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' 01.5"965.32 miWest0° 07' 28.7"8.57 miSouth965.65 mi
24 hours11° 34' 30.9"769.76 miEast3° 21' 44.6"231.16 miSouth809.46 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Dar es SalaamTue 11:54 AM445 km277 miles241 nmWest W
Zanzibar CityTue 11:54 AM456 km283 miles246 nmWest W
MombasaTue 11:54 AM483 km300 miles261 nmWest-northwest WNW
MoroniTue 11:54 AM577 km359 miles312 nmSouth S
MutsamuduTue 11:54 AM641 km398 miles346 nmSouth S
FomboniTue 11:54 AM644 km400 miles348 nmSouth S
KismayoTue 11:54 AM681 km423 miles368 nmNorth N
MamoutzouTue 11:54 AM729 km453 miles393 nmSouth-southeast SSE
GarissaTue 11:54 AM780 km485 miles421 nmNorth-northwest NNW
DodomaTue 11:54 AM837 km520 miles452 nmWest W

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