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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 9:38:00 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 Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 09:38:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 28' South, Longitude: 31° 50' 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"1023.58 miWest0° 00' 54.7"1.04 miSouth1023.56 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 Latitude: 18° 26' South, Longitude: 57° 27' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.40 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"944.57 miWest0° 06' 31.7"7.49 miSouth944.30 mi
24 hours14° 41' 17.6"963.88 miEast1° 58' 00.1"135.28 miSouth967.67 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 AM110 km68 miles59 nmSouthwest SW
MbeyaWed 12:38 PM189 km117 miles102 nmEast-northeast ENE
KarongaWed 11:38 AM236 km147 miles128 nmEast-southeast ESE
MzuzuWed 11:38 AM325 km202 miles176 nmSoutheast SE
ChipataWed 11:38 AM471 km292 miles254 nmSouth S
NdolaWed 11:38 AM522 km325 miles282 nmSouthwest SW
LubumbashiWed 11:38 AM534 km332 miles288 nmWest-southwest WSW
KitweWed 11:38 AM541 km336 miles292 nmSouthwest SW
LilongweWed 11:38 AM543 km337 miles293 nmSouth-southeast SSE
DodomaWed 12:38 PM565 km351 miles305 nmNortheast NE

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