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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 = Thursday, October 11, 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 Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 08:28:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 13' South, Longitude: 49° 40' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 460.25 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"1029.51 miWest0° 00' 56.3"1.08 miSouth1029.50 mi
24 hours0° 03' 44.0"4.27 miWest0° 22' 31.7"25.80 miSouth26.15 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 08:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 39' North, Longitude: 2° 51' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 443.79 meters/second, 1597.7 km/hour, 992.7 miles/hour or 862.7 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' 53.7"992.59 miWest0° 10' 54.6"12.50 miSouth992.91 mi
24 hours11° 43' 30.1"801.83 miEast4° 36' 01.2"316.12 miSouth865.63 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AntsirananaThu 11:28 AM561 km348 miles303 nmSouth S
VictoriaThu 12:28 PM702 km436 miles379 nmEast-northeast ENE
MamoutzouThu 11:28 AM784 km487 miles423 nmSouthwest SW
MutsamuduThu 11:28 AM796 km494 miles430 nmSouthwest SW
FomboniThu 11:28 AM858 km533 miles463 nmSouthwest SW
MoroniThu 11:28 AM860 km534 miles464 nmSouthwest SW
MogadishuThu 11:28 AM1132 km703 miles611 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Dar es SalaamThu 11:28 AM1148 km713 miles620 nmWest W
AntananarivoThu 11:28 AM1314 km816 miles709 nmSouth S
DodomaThu 11:28 AM1544 km960 miles834 nmWest W

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