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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 Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 09:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 50' South, Longitude: 29° 17' East

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

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.04 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 misouth17.04 mi
1 hour15° 00' 06.9"1022.47 miwest0° 00' 54.3"1.04 misouth1022.44 mi
24 hours0° 02' 44.0"3.10 miwest0° 21' 39.3"24.81 misouth25.00 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 09:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 25' South, Longitude: 69° 45' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 417.02 meters/second, 1501.3 km/hour, 932.9 miles/hour or 810.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position 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"932.55 miwest0° 03' 04.1"3.52 misouth932.40 mi
24 hours14° 44' 02.4"955.21 mieast0° 32' 08.8"36.86 misouth954.25 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KasamaThu 11:48 AM214 km133 miles116 nmEast-southeast ESE
LubumbashiThu 11:48 AM282 km175 miles152 nmSouthwest SW
KitweThu 11:48 AM349 km217 miles188 nmSouth-southwest SSW
NdolaThu 11:48 AM355 km221 miles192 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MbeyaThu 12:48 PM470 km292 miles254 nmEast-northeast ENE
KarongaThu 11:48 AM510 km317 miles275 nmEast E
KabweThu 11:48 AM518 km322 miles280 nmSouth S
MzuzuThu 11:48 AM548 km341 miles296 nmEast-southeast ESE
ChipataThu 11:48 AM559 km347 miles302 nmSoutheast SE
LusakaThu 11:48 AM627 km390 miles339 nmSouth S
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