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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.

= The Sun's position directly overhead (zenith) in relation to an observer.

= The Moon's position at its zenith in relation to an observer (Moon phase is not shown).

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

See where the Moon is over the horizon

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## Position of the Sun

On Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 08:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 05' South, Longitude: 44° 23' East

The ground speed is currently 458.11 meters/second, 1649.2 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"1024.69 miWest0° 00' 55.0"1.05 miSouth1024.67 mi
24 hours0° 03' 02.4"3.46 miWest0° 21' 56.5"25.13 miSouth25.37 mi

## Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 08:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 05' South, Longitude: 55° 10' East

The ground speed is currently 430.58 meters/second, 1550.1 kilometres/hour, 963.2 miles/hour or 837.0 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"16.05 miWest0° 00' 09.5"0.18 miSouth16.05 mi
1 hour14° 24' 59.0"962.91 miWest0° 09' 28.3"10.85 miSouth962.62 mi
24 hours14° 16' 36.3"953.59 miEast3° 16' 16.2"224.94 miSouth972.10 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
MoroniTue 11:48 AM313 km195 miles169 nm SSW
MutsamuduTue 11:48 AM340 km211 miles184 nm S
FomboniTue 11:48 AM360 km224 miles195 nm S
MamoutzouTue 11:48 AM419 km260 miles226 nm SSE
PembaTue 10:48 AM602 km374 miles325 nm SW
Dar es SalaamTue 11:48 AM615 km382 miles332 nm WNW
AntsirananaTue 11:48 AM643 km399 miles347 nm SE
Zanzibar CityTue 11:48 AM658 km409 miles355 nm WNW
MombasaTue 11:48 AM762 km474 miles412 nm NW
NampulaTue 10:48 AM869 km540 miles469 nm SW