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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 = Friday, October 12, 2012 at 7:38:00 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 Friday, October 12, 2012 at 07:38:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 35' South, Longitude: 62° 07' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 459.88 meters/second, 1655.6 km/hour, 1028.7 miles/hour or 893.9 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.15 miWest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 miSouth17.15 mi
1 hour15° 00' 09.2"1028.66 miWest0° 00' 56.1"1.07 miSouth1028.64 mi
24 hours0° 03' 36.4"4.12 miWest0° 22' 25.7"25.69 miSouth26.02 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, October 12, 2012 at 07:38:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 13' North, Longitude: 20° 58' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.43 meters/second, 1610.7 km/hour, 1000.9 miles/hour or 869.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.4"16.68 miWest0° 00' 12.0"0.23 miSouth16.68 mi
1 hour14° 30' 25.0"1000.74 miWest0° 12' 01.5"13.77 miSouth1000.96 mi
24 hours11° 59' 13.9"826.92 miEast4° 56' 49.5"339.91 miSouth895.54 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
VictoriaFri 11:38 AM807 km501 miles436 nmWest-northwest WNW
Diego GarciaFri 1:38 PM1136 km706 miles614 nmEast E
Port LouisFri 11:38 AM1478 km918 miles798 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Saint-DenisFri 11:38 AM1636 km1017 miles883 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MaleFri 12:38 PM1815 km1128 miles980 nmNortheast NE
AntananarivoFri 10:38 AM2014 km1252 miles1088 nmSouthwest SW
MoroniFri 10:38 AM2118 km1316 miles1143 nmWest-southwest WSW
MogadishuFri 10:38 AM2146 km1333 miles1159 nmWest-northwest WNW
ThiruvananthapuramFri 1:08 PM2424 km1506 miles1309 nmNortheast NE
Dar es SalaamFri 10:38 AM2522 km1567 miles1362 nmWest W

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