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Day and Night World Map

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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 these coordinates:
Latitude: 9° 50' South
Longitude: 29° 00' 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"1022.54 miwest0° 00' 54.3"1.04 misouth1022.51 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 09:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 20° 25' South
Longitude: 69° 29' 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"932.61 miwest0° 03' 04.0"3.52 misouth932.46 mi
24 hours14° 44' 02.1"955.26 mieast0° 32' 04.7"36.79 misouth954.30 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 AM244 km152 miles132 nmEast E
LubumbashiThu 11:48 AM262 km163 miles141 nmSouthwest SW
KitweThu 11:48 AM340 km211 miles184 nmSouth-southwest SSW
NdolaThu 11:48 AM350 km218 miles189 nmSouth S
MbeyaThu 12:48 PM500 km310 miles270 nmEast-northeast ENE
KabweThu 11:48 AM514 km319 miles277 nmSouth S
KarongaThu 11:48 AM541 km336 miles292 nmEast E
MzuzuThu 11:48 AM577 km359 miles312 nmEast-southeast ESE
ChipataThu 11:48 AM579 km360 miles313 nmSoutheast SE
LusakaThu 11:48 AM623 km387 miles336 nmSouth S
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