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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 8:18:00 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 08:18:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 36' South, Longitude: 52° 07' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 459.86 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"17.14 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' 36.2"4.12 miWest0° 22' 25.5"25.68 miSouth26.01 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, October 12, 2012 at 08:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 05' North, Longitude: 11° 18' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.49 meters/second, 1611.0 km/hour, 1001.0 miles/hour or 869.9 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' 23.9"1000.89 miWest0° 12' 03.0"13.80 miSouth1001.11 mi
24 hours11° 59' 48.9"827.73 miEast4° 57' 13.6"340.37 miSouth896.39 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
VictoriaFri 12:18 PM495 km308 miles267 nmNortheast NE
AntsirananaFri 11:18 AM603 km375 miles326 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MamoutzouFri 11:18 AM947 km588 miles511 nmSouthwest SW
MutsamuduFri 11:18 AM985 km612 miles532 nmWest-southwest WSW
MoroniFri 11:18 AM1071 km666 miles579 nmWest-southwest WSW
MogadishuFri 11:18 AM1304 km811 miles704 nmNorthwest NW
AntananarivoFri 11:18 AM1346 km837 miles727 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Dar es SalaamFri 11:18 AM1419 km882 miles766 nmWest W
Port LouisFri 12:18 PM1507 km936 miles814 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Saint-DenisFri 12:18 PM1513 km940 miles817 nmSouth-southeast SSE

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