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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 08:14:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 6° 51' South
Longitude: 52° 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"1030.43 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 08:14:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 12° 44' North
Longitude: 11° 19' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.98 meters/second, 1576.7 km/hour, 979.7 miles/hour or 851.4 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"979.61 miwest0° 09' 19.1"10.68 misouth979.96 mi
24 hours11° 35' 40.2"782.39 mieast4° 02' 32.0"277.85 misouth835.49 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
VictoriaWed 12:14 PM370 km230 miles200 nmNortheast NE
MoroniWed 11:14 AM1186 km737 miles640 nmWest-southwest WSW
MogadishuWed 11:14 AM1297 km806 miles700 nmNorthwest NW
AntananarivoWed 11:14 AM1460 km907 miles788 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Dar es SalaamWed 11:14 AM1511 km939 miles816 nmWest W
Port LouisWed 12:14 PM1553 km965 miles839 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Saint-DenisWed 12:14 PM1576 km979 miles851 nmSouth S
NairobiWed 11:14 AM1894 km1177 miles1023 nmWest-northwest WNW
DodomaWed 11:14 AM1905 km1184 miles1029 nmWest W
Diego GarciaWed 2:14 PM2150 km1336 miles1161 nmEast E
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