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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

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Position of the Sun

On Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 08:28:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 51' South, Longitude: 49° 27' 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 misouth1030.41 mi
24 hours0° 03' 51.7"4.42 miwest0° 22' 37.5"25.91 misouth26.29 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 08:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 42' North, Longitude: 14° 43' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 438.04 meters/second, 1576.9 km/hour, 979.9 miles/hour or 851.5 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"979.74 miwest0° 09' 20.0"10.70 misouth980.10 mi
24 hours11° 35' 42.6"782.54 mieast4° 02' 54.1"278.27 misouth835.77 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AntsirananaWed 11:28 AM601 km373 miles324 nmSouth S
VictoriaWed 12:28 PM708 km440 miles382 nmEast-northeast ENE
MamoutzouWed 11:28 AM803 km499 miles434 nmSouthwest SW
MutsamuduWed 11:28 AM809 km502 miles437 nmSouthwest SW
MoroniWed 11:28 AM860 km534 miles464 nmSouthwest SW
MogadishuWed 11:28 AM1084 km674 miles585 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Dar es SalaamWed 11:28 AM1124 km698 miles607 nmWest W
AntananarivoWed 11:28 AM1352 km840 miles730 nmSouth S
DodomaWed 11:28 AM1519 km944 miles820 nmWest W
NairobiWed 11:28 AM1532 km952 miles827 nmWest-northwest WNW
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