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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 09:28:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 14' South, Longitude: 34° 23' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 460.24 meters/second, 1656.9 km/hour, 1029.5 miles/hour or 894.6 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"1029.55 miwest0° 00' 56.3"1.08 misouth1029.53 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° 38' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 444.00 meters/second, 1598.4 km/hour, 993.2 miles/hour or 863.1 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' 52.9"993.13 miwest0° 10' 58.1"12.56 misouth993.44 mi
24 hours11° 44' 00.9"802.85 mieast4° 37' 11.3"317.48 misouth867.00 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
DodomaThu 12:28 PM191 km118 miles103 nmNortheast NE
MbeyaThu 12:28 PM211 km131 miles114 nmSouth-southwest SSW
KarongaThu 11:28 AM302 km188 miles163 nmSouth S
MzuzuThu 11:28 AM468 km291 miles253 nmSouth S
KasamaThu 11:28 AM483 km300 miles261 nmSouthwest SW
ArushaThu 12:28 PM496 km308 miles268 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Dar es SalaamThu 12:28 PM543 km337 miles293 nmEast E
Zanzibar CityThu 12:28 PM544 km338 miles294 nmEast-northeast ENE
MwanzaThu 12:28 PM548 km340 miles296 nmNorth-northwest NNW
GitegaThu 11:28 AM649 km404 miles351 nmNorthwest NW
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