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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 8:38:00 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 08:38:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 14' South, Longitude: 47° 10' 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 miSouth1029.49 mi
24 hours0° 03' 44.0"4.27 miWest0° 22' 31.6"25.80 miSouth26.15 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 08:38:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 37' North, Longitude: 5° 16' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 443.83 meters/second, 1597.8 km/hour, 992.8 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"16.55 miWest0° 00' 10.8"0.21 miSouth16.55 mi
1 hour14° 30' 53.6"992.67 miWest0° 10' 55.2"12.51 miSouth992.98 mi
24 hours11° 43' 35.2"801.98 miEast4° 36' 12.7"316.34 miSouth865.84 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AntsirananaThu 11:38 AM605 km376 miles327 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MutsamuduThu 11:38 AM625 km388 miles337 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MamoutzouThu 11:38 AM650 km404 miles351 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MoroniThu 11:38 AM654 km407 miles353 nmSouthwest SW
FomboniThu 11:38 AM674 km419 miles364 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Dar es SalaamThu 11:38 AM872 km542 miles471 nmWest W
Zanzibar CityThu 11:38 AM890 km553 miles480 nmWest W
MombasaThu 11:38 AM902 km560 miles487 nmWest-northwest WNW
KismayoThu 11:38 AM917 km570 miles495 nmNorthwest NW
VictoriaThu 12:38 PM961 km597 miles519 nmEast-northeast ENE

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