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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 8:38:00 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 08:38:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 36' South, Longitude: 47° 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"1028.62 miWest0° 00' 56.1"1.07 miSouth1028.61 mi
24 hours0° 03' 36.1"4.12 miWest0° 22' 25.4"25.68 miSouth26.01 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, October 12, 2012 at 08:38:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 01' North, Longitude: 6° 28' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.52 meters/second, 1611.1 km/hour, 1001.1 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' 23.4"1000.96 miWest0° 12' 03.7"13.82 miSouth1001.18 mi
24 hours12° 00' 06.6"828.14 miEast4° 57' 25.4"340.59 miSouth896.81 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AntsirananaFri 11:38 AM570 km354 miles308 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MutsamuduFri 11:38 AM585 km364 miles316 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MamoutzouFri 11:38 AM609 km378 miles329 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MoroniFri 11:38 AM619 km385 miles334 nmSouthwest SW
FomboniFri 11:38 AM636 km395 miles343 nmSouthwest SW
Dar es SalaamFri 11:38 AM868 km539 miles469 nmWest W
Zanzibar CityFri 11:38 AM889 km553 miles480 nmWest W
MombasaFri 11:38 AM912 km567 miles493 nmWest-northwest WNW
KismayoFri 11:38 AM948 km589 miles512 nmNorth-northwest NNW
VictoriaFri 12:38 PM981 km609 miles529 nmEast-northeast ENE

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