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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 areas 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 9:28:00 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).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 09:28:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 14' South, Longitude: 34° 40' East

The ground speed is currently 460.24 meters/second, 1656.9 kilometres/hour, 1029.5 miles/hour or 894.6 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Sun 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"1029.48 miWest0° 00' 56.3"1.08 miSouth1029.46 mi
24 hours0° 03' 43.7"4.27 miWest0° 22' 31.4"25.80 miSouth26.15 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 09:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 28' North, Longitude: 17° 22' West

The ground speed is currently 444.00 meters/second, 1598.4 kilometres/hour, 993.2 miles/hour or 863.1 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Moon 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' 52.9"993.05 miWest0° 10' 58.0"12.56 miSouth993.36 mi
24 hours11° 44' 00.3"802.78 miEast4° 37' 09.9"317.43 miSouth866.91 mi

Locations With the Sun Near Its Zenith

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

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LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
DodomaThu 12:28 PM167 km104 miles90 nmNortheast NE
MbeyaThu 12:28 PM228 km141 miles123 nmSouthwest SW
KarongaThu 11:28 AM309 km192 miles167 nmSouth-southwest SSW
TaboraThu 12:28 PM321 km199 miles173 nmNorthwest NW
MzuzuThu 11:28 AM472 km293 miles255 nmSouth S
ArushaThu 12:28 PM481 km299 miles260 nmNorth-northeast NNE
KasamaThu 11:28 AM506 km314 miles273 nmSouthwest SW
Dar es SalaamThu 12:28 PM512 km318 miles277 nmEast E
Zanzibar CityThu 12:28 PM514 km320 miles278 nmEast-northeast ENE
MwanzaThu 12:28 PM558 km346 miles301 nmNorth-northwest NNW

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