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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

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Position of the Sun

On Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 08:38:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 59' South, Longitude: 46° 46' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 459.45 meters/second, 1654.0 km/hour, 1027.8 miles/hour or 893.1 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.13 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 misouth17.13 mi
1 hour15° 00' 08.8"1027.77 miwest0° 00' 55.9"1.07 misouth1027.75 mi
24 hours0° 03' 28.0"3.96 miwest0° 22' 18.8"25.56 misouth25.86 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 08:38:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 56' South, Longitude: 18° 12' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.11 meters/second, 1613.2 km/hour, 1002.4 miles/hour or 871.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position 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' 29.6"1002.33 miwest0° 12' 38.2"14.47 misouth1002.40 mi
24 hours12° 26' 11.0"860.18 mieast5° 03' 07.6"347.16 misouth925.99 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MutsamuduSat 11:38 AM531 km330 miles287 nmSouth-southwest SSW
AntsirananaSat 11:38 AM550 km342 miles297 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MamoutzouSat 11:38 AM558 km347 miles301 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MoroniSat 11:38 AM563 km350 miles304 nmSouthwest SW
FomboniSat 11:38 AM581 km361 miles313 nmSouthwest SW
Dar es SalaamSat 11:38 AM836 km519 miles451 nmWest W
Zanzibar CitySat 11:38 AM861 km535 miles465 nmWest-northwest WNW
MombasaSat 11:38 AM897 km558 miles485 nmWest-northwest WNW
KismayoSat 11:38 AM964 km599 miles520 nmNorth-northwest NNW
VictoriaSat 12:38 PM1030 km640 miles556 nmEast-northeast ENE
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