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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 9:48:00 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 09:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 28' South, Longitude: 29° 20' 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 miSouth1023.55 mi
24 hours0° 02' 53.0"3.28 miWest0° 21' 48.0"24.97 miSouth25.18 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 09:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 28' South, Longitude: 55° 03' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.35 meters/second, 1520.5 km/hour, 944.8 miles/hour or 821.0 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' 37.2"944.46 miWest0° 06' 30.4"7.46 miSouth944.20 mi
24 hours14° 41' 23.5"963.89 miEast1° 57' 25.8"134.62 miSouth967.61 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KasamaWed 11:48 AM221 km138 miles120 nmEast-southeast ESE
LubumbashiWed 11:48 AM316 km196 miles171 nmSouthwest SW
KitweWed 11:48 AM389 km242 miles210 nmSouth-southwest SSW
NdolaWed 11:48 AM396 km246 miles214 nmSouth S
MbeyaWed 12:48 PM457 km284 miles247 nmEast E
KarongaWed 11:48 AM508 km315 miles274 nmEast E
MzuzuWed 11:48 AM558 km347 miles301 nmEast-southeast ESE
KabweWed 11:48 AM559 km347 miles302 nmSouth S
ChipataWed 11:48 AM587 km364 miles317 nmSoutheast SE
RutanaWed 11:48 AM617 km384 miles333 nmNorth N

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