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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 Friday, October 12, 2012 at 08:08:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 36' South, Longitude: 54° 20' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 459.87 meters/second, 1655.5 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"1028.71 miwest0° 00' 56.1"1.07 misouth1028.70 mi
24 hours0° 03' 36.3"4.12 miwest0° 22' 25.6"25.69 misouth26.02 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, October 12, 2012 at 08:08:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 07' North, Longitude: 13° 27' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.48 meters/second, 1610.9 km/hour, 1001.0 miles/hour or 869.8 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' 24.3"1000.92 miwest0° 12' 02.7"13.80 misouth1001.14 mi
24 hours11° 59' 41.0"827.61 mieast4° 57' 08.4"340.29 misouth896.26 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
VictoriaFri 12:08 PM351 km218 miles190 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MoroniFri 11:08 AM1297 km806 miles700 nmWest-southwest WSW
Port LouisFri 12:08 PM1432 km890 miles773 nmSouth-southeast SSE
AntananarivoFri 11:08 AM1453 km903 miles785 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MogadishuFri 11:08 AM1460 km907 miles789 nmNorthwest NW
Saint-DenisFri 12:08 PM1475 km916 miles796 nmSouth S
Dar es SalaamFri 11:08 AM1664 km1034 miles898 nmWest W
Diego GarciaFri 2:08 PM1996 km1241 miles1078 nmEast E
DodomaFri 11:08 AM2060 km1280 miles1112 nmWest W
NairobiFri 11:08 AM2064 km1283 miles1115 nmWest-northwest WNW
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