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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

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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° 03' 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"1023.69 miwest0° 00' 54.7"1.04 misouth1023.67 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° 11' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.63 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"945.17 miwest0° 06' 38.2"7.61 misouth944.90 mi
24 hours14° 40' 47.9"963.92 mieast2° 00' 47.2"138.48 misouth968.04 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 AM258 km160 miles139 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MutsamuduWed 11:48 AM302 km188 miles163 nmSouth S
MamoutzouWed 11:48 AM390 km242 miles211 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Dar es SalaamWed 11:48 AM601 km373 miles324 nmWest-northwest WNW
Zanzibar CityWed 11:48 AM648 km403 miles350 nmNorthwest NW
AntsirananaWed 11:48 AM652 km405 miles352 nmEast-southeast ESE
MombasaWed 11:48 AM769 km478 miles415 nmNorthwest NW
NampulaWed 10:48 AM815 km506 miles440 nmSouthwest SW
DodomaWed 11:48 AM986 km612 miles532 nmWest-northwest WNW
AntananarivoWed 11:48 AM1112 km691 miles600 nmSouth-southeast SSE
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