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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 Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 09:38:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 9° 28' South
Longitude: 31° 33' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 457.62 meters/second, 1647.4 km/hour, 1023.7 miles/hour or 889.5 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"1023.65 miwest0° 00' 54.7"1.04 misouth1023.63 mi
24 hours0° 02' 53.2"3.28 miwest0° 21' 48.0"24.97 misouth25.19 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 09:38:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 18° 27' South
Longitude: 57° 11' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.39 meters/second, 1520.6 km/hour, 944.9 miles/hour or 821.1 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 23.6"15.75 miwest0° 00' 06.5"0.13 misouth15.75 mi
1 hour14° 23' 37.7"944.63 miwest0° 06' 31.6"7.48 misouth944.36 mi
24 hours14° 41' 18.3"963.95 mieast1° 57' 56.3"135.21 misouth967.73 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KasamaWed 11:38 AM93 km58 miles50 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MbeyaWed 12:38 PM218 km136 miles118 nmEast-northeast ENE
KarongaWed 11:38 AM266 km165 miles144 nmEast-southeast ESE
MzuzuWed 11:38 AM348 km216 miles188 nmSoutheast SE
ChipataWed 11:38 AM477 km297 miles258 nmSouth-southeast SSE
NdolaWed 11:38 AM503 km312 miles271 nmSouthwest SW
LubumbashiWed 11:38 AM507 km315 miles274 nmWest-southwest WSW
KitweWed 11:38 AM519 km322 miles280 nmSouthwest SW
LilongweWed 11:38 AM556 km345 miles300 nmSouth-southeast SSE
DodomaWed 12:38 PM589 km366 miles318 nmNortheast NE
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