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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 Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 08:18:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 13' South, Longitude: 51° 54' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 460.26 meters/second, 1656.9 km/hour, 1029.6 miles/hour or 894.7 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.16 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 misouth17.16 mi
1 hour15° 00' 09.4"1029.59 miwest0° 00' 56.3"1.08 misouth1029.57 mi
24 hours0° 03' 44.1"4.27 miwest0° 22' 31.7"25.80 misouth26.16 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 08:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 41' North, Longitude: 0° 42' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 443.76 meters/second, 1597.5 km/hour, 992.7 miles/hour or 862.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.8"16.54 miwest0° 00' 10.8"0.21 misouth16.55 mi
1 hour14° 30' 54.0"992.59 miwest0° 10' 54.1"12.49 misouth992.91 mi
24 hours11° 43' 25.8"801.74 mieast4° 35' 50.9"315.94 misouth865.50 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
VictoriaThu 12:18 PM488 km303 miles263 nmNortheast NE
AntsirananaThu 11:18 AM628 km390 miles339 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MamoutzouThu 11:18 AM954 km593 miles515 nmSouthwest SW
MutsamuduThu 11:18 AM987 km613 miles533 nmSouthwest SW
MoroniThu 11:18 AM1069 km664 miles577 nmWest-southwest WSW
MogadishuThu 11:18 AM1257 km781 miles679 nmNorthwest NW
AntananarivoThu 11:18 AM1378 km856 miles744 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Dar es SalaamThu 11:18 AM1394 km866 miles752 nmWest W
Port LouisThu 12:18 PM1554 km966 miles839 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Saint-DenisThu 12:18 PM1559 km969 miles842 nmSouth-southeast SSE
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