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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 8:48:00 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 08:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 36' South, Longitude: 44° 36' 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 miSouth1028.60 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 08:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 59' North, Longitude: 4° 03' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.54 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 miSouth16.69 mi
1 hour14° 30' 23.0"1000.99 miWest0° 12' 04.1"13.82 miSouth1001.21 mi
24 hours12° 00' 15.5"828.34 miEast4° 57' 31.3"340.71 miSouth897.02 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MoroniFri 11:48 AM476 km296 miles257 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MutsamuduFri 11:48 AM505 km314 miles273 nmSouth S
FomboniFri 11:48 AM526 km327 miles284 nmSouth S
MamoutzouFri 11:48 AM576 km358 miles311 nmSouth S
Dar es SalaamFri 11:48 AM594 km369 miles321 nmWest W
Zanzibar CityFri 11:48 AM619 km385 miles334 nmWest-northwest WNW
MombasaFri 11:48 AM673 km418 miles363 nmNorthwest NW
KismayoFri 11:48 AM833 km518 miles450 nmNorth-northwest NNW
GarissaFri 11:48 AM964 km599 miles521 nmNorthwest NW
DodomaFri 11:48 AM993 km617 miles536 nmWest W

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