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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 = Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 8:28:00 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 Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 08:28:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 51' South, Longitude: 49° 44' 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"1030.35 miWest0° 00' 56.7"1.08 miSouth1030.34 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° 26' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 438.03 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"979.66 miWest0° 09' 20.0"10.69 miSouth980.02 mi
24 hours11° 35' 42.3"782.47 miEast4° 02' 52.4"278.22 miSouth835.69 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 AM603 km374 miles325 nmSouth S
VictoriaWed 12:28 PM679 km422 miles367 nmEast-northeast ENE
MamoutzouWed 11:28 AM822 km510 miles444 nmSouthwest SW
MutsamuduWed 11:28 AM830 km516 miles448 nmSouthwest SW
MoroniWed 11:28 AM891 km553 miles481 nmSouthwest SW
FomboniWed 11:28 AM891 km554 miles481 nmSouthwest SW
MogadishuWed 11:28 AM1098 km682 miles593 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Dar es SalaamWed 11:28 AM1155 km718 miles624 nmWest W
AntananarivoWed 11:28 AM1356 km842 miles732 nmSouth S
DodomaWed 11:28 AM1550 km963 miles837 nmWest W

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