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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 08:54:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 6° 29' South
Longitude: 43° 01' 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"1031.21 miwest0° 00' 56.9"1.09 misouth1031.20 mi
24 hours0° 03' 58.9"4.56 miwest0° 22' 42.8"26.02 misouth26.41 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 08:54:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 15° 60' North
Longitude: 32° 35' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.64 meters/second, 1553.9 km/hour, 965.6 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"965.40 miwest0° 07' 28.8"8.57 misouth965.73 mi
24 hours11° 34' 30.9"769.82 mieast3° 21' 46.6"231.22 misouth809.53 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 AM415 km258 miles224 nmWest W
Zanzibar CityTue 11:54 AM425 km264 miles230 nmWest W
MombasaTue 11:54 AM458 km284 miles247 nmNorthwest NW
MoroniTue 11:54 AM575 km357 miles310 nmSouth S
MutsamuduTue 11:54 AM647 km402 miles349 nmSouth-southeast SSE
KismayoTue 11:54 AM678 km421 miles366 nmNorth N
MamoutzouTue 11:54 AM739 km459 miles399 nmSouth-southeast SSE
GarissaTue 11:54 AM765 km475 miles413 nmNorth-northwest NNW
DodomaTue 11:54 AM806 km501 miles435 nmWest W
NairobiTue 11:54 AM897 km557 miles484 nmNorthwest NW
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