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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 10:08:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 9° 07' South
Longitude: 24° 06' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 458.09 meters/second, 1649.1 km/hour, 1024.7 miles/hour or 890.4 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"1024.71 miwest0° 00' 55.0"1.05 misouth1024.68 mi
24 hours0° 03' 01.9"3.45 miwest0° 21' 56.1"25.13 misouth25.36 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 10:08:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 15° 17' South
Longitude: 35° 41' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.11 meters/second, 1548.4 km/hour, 962.1 miles/hour or 836.1 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.8"16.04 miwest0° 00' 09.3"0.18 misouth16.04 mi
1 hour14° 24' 53.8"961.91 miwest0° 09' 20.0"10.70 misouth961.62 mi
24 hours14° 18' 23.3"954.68 mieast3° 12' 26.3"220.57 misouth972.20 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Mbuji-MayiTue 12:08 PM335 km208 miles181 nmNorth N
LubumbashiTue 12:08 PM466 km289 miles251 nmSoutheast SE
KitweTue 12:08 PM608 km378 miles328 nmSoutheast SE
NdolaTue 12:08 PM654 km406 miles353 nmSoutheast SE
LusakaTue 12:08 PM833 km517 miles450 nmSouth-southeast SSE
BujumburaTue 12:08 PM861 km535 miles465 nmNortheast NE
GitegaTue 12:08 PM900 km559 miles486 nmNortheast NE
ButareTue 12:08 PM953 km592 miles514 nmNortheast NE
MuyingaTue 12:08 PM978 km608 miles528 nmNortheast NE
GitaramaTue 12:08 PM998 km620 miles539 nmNortheast NE
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