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Day and Night World Map

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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 Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 08:38:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 9° 05' South
Longitude: 46° 36' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 458.12 meters/second, 1649.2 km/hour, 1024.8 miles/hour or 890.5 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.08 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 misouth17.08 mi
1 hour15° 00' 07.8"1024.77 miwest0° 00' 55.0"1.05 misouth1024.75 mi
24 hours0° 03' 02.4"3.46 miwest0° 21' 56.6"25.14 misouth25.37 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 08:38:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 15° 03' South
Longitude: 57° 18' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.63 meters/second, 1550.3 km/hour, 963.3 miles/hour or 837.1 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.0"16.06 miwest0° 00' 09.5"0.18 misouth16.06 mi
1 hour14° 24' 59.7"963.10 miwest0° 09' 29.2"10.87 misouth962.80 mi
24 hours14° 16' 24.6"953.54 mieast3° 16' 41.3"225.44 misouth972.16 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MutsamuduTue 11:38 AM417 km259 miles225 nmSouthwest SW
MamoutzouTue 11:38 AM435 km271 miles235 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MoroniTue 11:38 AM459 km285 miles248 nmSouthwest SW
Dar es SalaamTue 11:38 AM845 km525 miles456 nmWest-northwest WNW
Zanzibar CityTue 11:38 AM879 km546 miles475 nmWest-northwest WNW
MombasaTue 11:38 AM947 km588 miles511 nmNorthwest NW
AntananarivoTue 11:38 AM1092 km679 miles590 nmSouth S
VictoriaTue 12:38 PM1095 km681 miles591 nmEast-northeast ENE
MogadishuTue 11:38 AM1238 km769 miles669 nmNorth N
DodomaTue 11:38 AM1241 km771 miles670 nmWest-northwest WNW
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