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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 Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 08:10:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 6° 51' South
Longitude: 53° 57' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 460.63 meters/second, 1658.3 km/hour, 1030.4 miles/hour or 895.4 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.17 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 misouth17.17 mi
1 hour15° 00' 09.7"1030.44 miwest0° 00' 56.7"1.08 misouth1030.42 mi
24 hours0° 03' 51.8"4.42 miwest0° 22' 37.6"25.92 misouth26.29 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 08:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 12° 45' North
Longitude: 10° 21' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.96 meters/second, 1576.6 km/hour, 979.7 miles/hour or 851.3 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.1"16.33 miwest0° 00' 09.2"0.18 misouth16.33 mi
1 hour14° 31' 04.3"979.57 miwest0° 09' 18.8"10.67 misouth979.92 mi
24 hours11° 35' 39.5"782.34 mieast4° 02' 25.6"277.73 misouth835.41 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
VictoriaWed 12:10 PM296 km184 miles160 nmNortheast NE
MoroniWed 11:10 AM1285 km798 miles694 nmWest-southwest WSW
MogadishuWed 11:10 AM1372 km853 miles741 nmNorthwest NW
AntananarivoWed 11:10 AM1507 km936 miles814 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Port LouisWed 12:10 PM1523 km946 miles822 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Saint-DenisWed 12:10 PM1561 km970 miles843 nmSouth S
Dar es SalaamWed 11:10 AM1622 km1008 miles876 nmWest W
NairobiWed 11:10 AM1999 km1242 miles1080 nmWest-northwest WNW
DodomaWed 11:10 AM2016 km1253 miles1089 nmWest W
Diego GarciaWed 2:10 PM2040 km1268 miles1101 nmEast E
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