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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 = Sunday, October 14, 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).

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Position of the Sun

On Sunday, October 14, 2012 at 08:28:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 21' South, Longitude: 49° 29' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 459.02 meters/second, 1652.5 km/hour, 1026.8 miles/hour or 892.3 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.11 miWest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 miSouth17.11 mi
1 hour15° 00' 08.5"1026.75 miWest0° 00' 55.6"1.06 miSouth1026.73 mi
24 hours0° 03' 19.7"3.80 miWest0° 22' 11.9"25.43 miSouth25.71 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, October 14, 2012 at 08:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 57' South, Longitude: 33° 19' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 445.12 meters/second, 1602.4 km/hour, 995.7 miles/hour or 865.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.1"16.59 miWest0° 00' 12.4"0.24 miSouth16.59 mi
1 hour14° 28' 13.1"995.53 miWest0° 12' 29.1"14.30 miSouth995.44 mi
24 hours13° 00' 26.4"894.88 miEast4° 49' 45.9"331.89 miSouth949.77 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AntsirananaSun 11:28 AM436 km271 miles235 nmSouth S
MamoutzouSun 11:28 AM677 km421 miles366 nmSouthwest SW
MutsamuduSun 11:28 AM699 km435 miles378 nmSouthwest SW
FomboniSun 11:28 AM766 km476 miles413 nmSouthwest SW
MoroniSun 11:28 AM777 km483 miles419 nmWest-southwest WSW
VictoriaSun 12:28 PM777 km483 miles420 nmEast-northeast ENE
Dar es SalaamSun 11:28 AM1139 km707 miles615 nmWest W
AntananarivoSun 11:28 AM1188 km738 miles641 nmSouth S
MogadishuSun 11:28 AM1238 km769 miles668 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Saint-DenisSun 12:28 PM1527 km949 miles825 nmSouth-southeast SSE

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