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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 = Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 8:38:00 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 Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 08:38:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 05' South, Longitude: 46° 53' 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"1024.70 miWest0° 00' 55.0"1.05 miSouth1024.68 mi
24 hours0° 03' 02.4"3.46 miWest0° 21' 56.6"25.13 miSouth25.37 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 08:38:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 03' South, Longitude: 57° 35' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.64 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"16.05 miWest0° 00' 09.5"0.18 miSouth16.06 mi
1 hour14° 24' 59.7"963.04 miWest0° 09' 29.3"10.87 miSouth962.75 mi
24 hours14° 16' 23.1"953.46 miEast3° 16' 44.5"225.48 miSouth972.09 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 AM435 km271 miles235 nmSouthwest SW
AntsirananaTue 11:38 AM441 km274 miles238 nmSoutheast SE
MamoutzouTue 11:38 AM447 km278 miles241 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MoroniTue 11:38 AM490 km305 miles265 nmSouthwest SW
FomboniTue 11:38 AM493 km306 miles266 nmSouthwest SW
Dar es SalaamTue 11:38 AM874 km543 miles472 nmWest-northwest WNW
Zanzibar CityTue 11:38 AM908 km564 miles490 nmWest-northwest WNW
MombasaTue 11:38 AM972 km604 miles525 nmNorthwest NW
VictoriaTue 12:38 PM1068 km664 miles577 nmEast-northeast ENE
AntananarivoTue 11:38 AM1089 km677 miles588 nmSouth S

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