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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 = Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 7:48:00 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).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 07:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 04' South, Longitude: 59° 23' East

The ground speed is currently 458.13 meters/second, 1649.3 kilometres/hour, 1024.8 miles/hour or 890.5 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"17.08 miWest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 miSouth17.08 mi
1 hour15° 00' 07.8"1024.74 miWest0° 00' 55.0"1.05 miSouth1024.72 mi
24 hours0° 03' 02.7"3.47 miWest0° 21' 56.9"25.14 miSouth25.38 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 07:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 55' South, Longitude: 69° 35' East

The ground speed is currently 430.93 meters/second, 1551.4 kilometres/hour, 964.0 miles/hour or 837.7 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' 25.0"16.07 miWest0° 00' 09.5"0.18 miSouth16.07 mi
1 hour14° 25' 03.0"963.70 miWest0° 09' 34.2"10.97 miSouth963.41 mi
24 hours14° 15' 15.8"952.80 miEast3° 19' 04.1"228.15 miSouth972.05 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
VictoriaTue 11:48 AM657 km408 miles355 nmNorthwest NW
Port LouisTue 11:48 AM1244 km773 miles672 nmSouth S
Saint-DenisTue 11:48 AM1373 km853 miles741 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Diego GarciaTue 1:48 PM1448 km900 miles782 nmEast E
AntananarivoTue 10:48 AM1679 km1044 miles907 nmSouthwest SW
MoroniTue 10:48 AM1789 km1112 miles966 nmWest W
MogadishuTue 10:48 AM1985 km1233 miles1072 nmNorthwest NW
MaleTue 12:48 PM2146 km1333 miles1159 nmNortheast NE
Dar es SalaamTue 10:48 AM2229 km1385 miles1204 nmWest W
DodomaTue 10:48 AM2628 km1633 miles1419 nmWest W

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