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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 8:58:00 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 08:58:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 05' South, Longitude: 41° 53' 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' 02.3"3.46 miWest0° 21' 56.5"25.13 miSouth25.37 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 08:58:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 06' South, Longitude: 52° 46' East

The ground speed is currently 430.52 meters/second, 1549.9 kilometres/hour, 963.1 miles/hour or 836.9 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' 58.4"962.78 miWest0° 09' 27.2"10.83 miSouth962.48 mi
24 hours14° 16' 49.7"953.72 miEast3° 15' 48.1"224.41 miSouth972.11 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 11:58 AM325 km202 miles175 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Dar es SalaamTue 11:58 AM381 km237 miles206 nmNorthwest NW
FomboniTue 11:58 AM408 km253 miles220 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MutsamuduTue 11:58 AM438 km272 miles236 nmSoutheast SE
Zanzibar CityTue 11:58 AM439 km273 miles237 nmNorthwest NW
PembaTue 10:58 AM454 km282 miles245 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MamoutzouTue 11:58 AM548 km341 miles296 nmSoutheast SE
MombasaTue 11:58 AM608 km378 miles328 nmNorth-northwest NNW
NampulaTue 10:58 AM725 km450 miles391 nmSouth-southwest SSW
DodomaTue 11:58 AM750 km466 miles405 nmWest-northwest WNW

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