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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 = Friday, October 12, 2012 at 8:08:00 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 Friday, October 12, 2012 at 08:08:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 36' South, Longitude: 54° 37' East

The ground speed is currently 459.87 meters/second, 1655.5 kilometres/hour, 1028.7 miles/hour or 893.9 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"17.14 miWest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 miSouth17.14 mi
1 hour15° 00' 09.2"1028.64 miWest0° 00' 56.1"1.07 miSouth1028.62 mi
24 hours0° 03' 36.3"4.12 miWest0° 22' 25.6"25.69 miSouth26.01 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° 43' East

The ground speed is currently 447.48 meters/second, 1610.9 kilometres/hour, 1001.0 miles/hour or 869.8 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' 30.4"16.68 miWest0° 00' 12.0"0.23 miSouth16.68 mi
1 hour14° 30' 24.3"1000.85 miWest0° 12' 02.7"13.79 miSouth1001.07 mi
24 hours11° 59' 40.1"827.53 miEast4° 57' 07.7"340.25 miSouth896.17 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
VictoriaFri 12:08 PM342 km212 miles185 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MoroniFri 11:08 AM1325 km824 miles716 nmWest-southwest WSW
Port LouisFri 12:08 PM1425 km886 miles770 nmSouth-southeast SSE
AntananarivoFri 11:08 AM1468 km912 miles793 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Saint-DenisFri 12:08 PM1473 km915 miles795 nmSouth S
MogadishuFri 11:08 AM1482 km921 miles800 nmNorthwest NW
Dar es SalaamFri 11:08 AM1694 km1053 miles915 nmWest W
Diego GarciaFri 2:08 PM1964 km1221 miles1061 nmEast E
DodomaFri 11:08 AM2091 km1299 miles1129 nmWest W
NairobiFri 11:08 AM2093 km1301 miles1130 nmWest-northwest WNW

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