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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 9:38:00 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).

= 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 09:38:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 06' South, Longitude: 31° 53' East

The ground speed is currently 458.10 meters/second, 1649.1 kilometres/hour, 1024.7 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"1024.66 miWest0° 00' 55.0"1.05 miSouth1024.64 mi
24 hours0° 03' 02.0"3.46 miWest0° 21' 56.3"25.13 miSouth25.36 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 09:38:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 13' South, Longitude: 43° 10' East

The ground speed is currently 430.29 meters/second, 1549.0 kilometres/hour, 962.5 miles/hour or 836.4 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"16.04 miWest0° 00' 09.3"0.18 miSouth16.04 mi
1 hour14° 24' 55.8"962.26 miWest0° 09' 23.2"10.76 miSouth961.96 mi
24 hours14° 17' 42.6"954.22 miEast3° 13' 54.9"222.25 miSouth972.13 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
KasamaTue 11:38 AM146 km91 miles79 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MbeyaTue 12:38 PM174 km108 miles94 nmEast E
KarongaTue 11:38 AM243 km151 miles131 nmEast-southeast ESE
MzuzuTue 11:38 AM350 km218 miles189 nmSoutheast SE
TaboraTue 12:38 PM463 km288 miles250 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ChipataTue 11:38 AM509 km317 miles275 nmSouth S
DodomaTue 12:38 PM535 km333 miles289 nmNortheast NE
NdolaTue 11:38 AM557 km346 miles301 nmSouthwest SW
LubumbashiTue 11:38 AM559 km347 miles302 nmWest-southwest WSW
KitweTue 11:38 AM573 km356 miles309 nmSouthwest SW

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