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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 = Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 8:48:00 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 Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 08:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 27' South, Longitude: 44° 20' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 457.64 meters/second, 1647.5 km/hour, 1023.7 miles/hour or 889.6 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.06 miWest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 miSouth17.06 mi
1 hour15° 00' 07.4"1023.62 miWest0° 00' 54.7"1.04 miSouth1023.60 mi
24 hours0° 02' 53.4"3.29 miWest0° 21' 48.3"24.98 miSouth25.19 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 08:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 21' South, Longitude: 69° 27' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.64 meters/second, 1521.5 km/hour, 945.4 miles/hour or 821.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 23.6"15.76 miWest0° 00' 06.6"0.13 miSouth15.76 mi
1 hour14° 23' 39.7"945.12 miWest0° 06' 38.4"7.61 miSouth944.84 mi
24 hours14° 40' 47.2"963.85 miEast2° 00' 51.1"138.54 miSouth967.98 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MoroniWed 11:48 AM274 km170 miles148 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MutsamuduWed 11:48 AM300 km186 miles162 nmSouth S
FomboniWed 11:48 AM320 km199 miles173 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MamoutzouWed 11:48 AM381 km237 miles206 nmSouth-southeast SSE
PembaWed 10:48 AM570 km354 miles308 nmSouthwest SW
AntsirananaWed 11:48 AM626 km389 miles338 nmEast-southeast ESE
Dar es SalaamWed 11:48 AM628 km390 miles339 nmWest-northwest WNW
Zanzibar CityWed 11:48 AM673 km418 miles364 nmWest-northwest WNW
MombasaWed 11:48 AM789 km490 miles426 nmNorthwest NW
NampulaWed 10:48 AM834 km518 miles451 nmSouthwest SW

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