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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 = Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 8:28:00 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 Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 08:28:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 58' South, Longitude: 49° 33' East

The ground speed is currently 459.45 meters/second, 1654.0 kilometres/hour, 1027.8 miles/hour or 893.1 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"17.13 miWest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 miSouth17.13 mi
1 hour15° 00' 08.8"1027.71 miWest0° 00' 55.9"1.07 miSouth1027.69 mi
24 hours0° 03' 28.1"3.96 miWest0° 22' 18.9"25.56 miSouth25.86 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 08:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 54' South, Longitude: 20° 53' East

The ground speed is currently 448.12 meters/second, 1613.2 kilometres/hour, 1002.4 miles/hour or 871.1 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' 29.5"16.71 miWest0° 00' 12.5"0.24 miSouth16.71 mi
1 hour14° 29' 30.1"1002.28 miWest0° 12' 38.1"14.47 miSouth1002.35 mi
24 hours12° 25' 56.8"859.86 miEast5° 03' 09.0"347.16 miSouth925.71 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
AntsirananaSat 11:28 AM477 km296 miles258 nmSouth S
MamoutzouSat 11:28 AM712 km442 miles384 nmSouthwest SW
MutsamuduSat 11:28 AM730 km454 miles394 nmSouthwest SW
VictoriaSat 12:28 PM751 km467 miles406 nmEast-northeast ENE
FomboniSat 11:28 AM795 km494 miles429 nmSouthwest SW
MoroniSat 11:28 AM803 km499 miles434 nmWest-southwest WSW
Dar es SalaamSat 11:28 AM1140 km708 miles616 nmWest W
MogadishuSat 11:28 AM1202 km747 miles649 nmNorth-northwest NNW
AntananarivoSat 11:28 AM1230 km764 miles664 nmSouth S
DodomaSat 11:28 AM1538 km956 miles831 nmWest W

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