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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 09:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 28' South, Longitude: 29° 03' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 457.61 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 misouth1023.62 mi
24 hours0° 02' 53.0"3.28 miwest0° 21' 48.0"24.97 misouth25.19 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: 54° 47' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.34 meters/second, 1520.4 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' 37.1"944.52 miwest0° 06' 30.2"7.46 misouth944.25 mi
24 hours14° 41' 24.2"963.96 mieast1° 57' 22.0"134.56 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 11:48 AM250 km155 miles135 nmEast-southeast ESE
LubumbashiWed 11:48 AM297 km185 miles160 nmSouthwest SW
KitweWed 11:48 AM380 km236 miles205 nmSouth-southwest SSW
NdolaWed 11:48 AM391 km243 miles211 nmSouth S
MbeyaWed 12:48 PM488 km303 miles263 nmEast E
KarongaWed 11:48 AM538 km334 miles291 nmEast E
KabweWed 11:48 AM554 km344 miles299 nmSouth S
MzuzuWed 11:48 AM586 km364 miles317 nmEast-southeast ESE
ChipataWed 11:48 AM606 km376 miles327 nmSoutheast SE
RutanaWed 11:48 AM622 km386 miles336 nmNorth N
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