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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 = Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 8:48:00 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 Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 08:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 32' South, Longitude: 44° 12' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 456.11 meters/second, 1642.0 km/hour, 1020.3 miles/hour or 886.6 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.00 miWest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 miSouth17.00 mi
1 hour15° 00' 06.2"1020.20 miWest0° 00' 53.6"1.02 miSouth1020.17 mi
24 hours0° 02' 25.4"2.75 miWest0° 21' 21.1"24.46 miSouth24.62 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 08:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 09' South, Longitude: 113° 17' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 418.52 meters/second, 1506.7 km/hour, 936.2 miles/hour or 813.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.5"15.60 miWest0° 00' 03.7"0.07 miNorth15.60 mi
1 hour14° 24' 40.7"935.93 miWest0° 03' 45.0"4.30 miNorth936.13 mi
24 hours13° 47' 23.4"895.60 miEast2° 03' 46.0"141.88 miNorth912.39 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MoroniSat 11:48 AM164 km102 miles88 nmSouthwest SW
MutsamuduSat 11:48 AM181 km113 miles98 nmSouth S
FomboniSat 11:48 AM199 km124 miles108 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MamoutzouSat 11:48 AM273 km169 miles147 nmSouth-southeast SSE
PembaSat 10:48 AM483 km300 miles261 nmSouthwest SW
AntsirananaSat 11:48 AM589 km366 miles318 nmEast-southeast ESE
MahajangaSat 11:48 AM618 km384 miles334 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Dar es SalaamSat 11:48 AM679 km422 miles366 nmNorthwest NW
Zanzibar CitySat 11:48 AM733 km455 miles396 nmNorthwest NW
NampulaSat 10:48 AM737 km458 miles398 nmSouthwest SW

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