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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 10:38:00 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 10:38:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 07' South, Longitude: 16° 53' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 458.08 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' 07.6"1024.61 miWest0° 00' 55.0"1.05 miSouth1024.59 mi
24 hours0° 03' 01.8"3.45 miWest0° 21' 55.9"25.12 miSouth25.36 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 10:38:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 22' South, Longitude: 28° 45' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 429.94 meters/second, 1547.8 km/hour, 961.7 miles/hour or 835.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.8"16.03 miWest0° 00' 09.2"0.18 miSouth16.03 mi
1 hour14° 24' 52.1"961.47 miWest0° 09' 17.0"10.64 miSouth961.17 mi
24 hours14° 19' 00.7"954.96 miEast3° 11' 03.6"218.98 miSouth972.14 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MalanjeTue 11:38 AM75 km47 miles41 nmSouthwest SW
UígeTue 11:38 AM260 km162 miles141 nmNorthwest NW
LuandaTue 11:38 AM402 km250 miles217 nmWest W
HuamboTue 11:38 AM424 km263 miles229 nmSouth-southwest SSW
LucapaTue 11:38 AM432 km269 miles233 nmEast E
LuenaTue 11:38 AM444 km276 miles240 nmSoutheast SE
TshikapaTue 12:38 PM525 km326 miles283 nmNortheast NE
KinshasaTue 11:38 AM558 km347 miles301 nmNorth-northwest NNW
BrazzavilleTue 11:38 AM565 km351 miles305 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MenongueTue 11:38 AM620 km386 miles335 nmSouth S

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