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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 areas of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night.

Map showing day and night parts of the world

UTC time = Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 9:46:00 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).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 09:46:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 50' South, Longitude: 29° 47' East

The ground speed is currently 457.12 meters/second, 1645.6 kilometres/hour, 1022.6 miles/hour or 888.6 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Sun compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.04 miWest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 miSouth17.04 mi
1 hour15° 00' 06.9"1022.47 miWest0° 00' 54.3"1.04 miSouth1022.45 mi
24 hours0° 02' 44.0"3.11 miWest0° 21' 39.3"24.81 miSouth25.00 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 09:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 25' South, Longitude: 70° 14' East

The ground speed is currently 417.03 meters/second, 1501.3 kilometres/hour, 932.9 miles/hour or 810.6 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Moon compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 23.0"15.55 miWest0° 00' 03.0"0.06 miSouth15.55 mi
1 hour14° 23' 03.2"932.56 miWest0° 03' 04.4"3.53 miSouth932.41 mi
24 hours14° 44' 03.2"955.24 miEast0° 32' 16.0"37.00 miSouth954.27 mi

Locations With the Sun Near Its Zenith

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

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LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KasamaThu 11:46 AM161 km100 miles87 nmEast-southeast ESE
LubumbashiThu 11:46 AM323 km201 miles174 nmSouthwest SW
NdolaThu 11:46 AM370 km230 miles200 nmSouth-southwest SSW
KitweThu 11:46 AM371 km230 miles200 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MbeyaThu 12:46 PM416 km259 miles225 nmEast-northeast ENE
KarongaThu 11:46 AM455 km283 miles246 nmEast E
MzuzuThu 11:46 AM497 km309 miles268 nmEast-southeast ESE
ChipataThu 11:46 AM525 km326 miles283 nmSoutheast SE
KabweThu 11:46 AM530 km330 miles286 nmSouth-southwest SSW
TaboraThu 12:46 PM628 km390 miles339 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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