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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 = Monday, November 5, 2012 at 8:00:00 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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= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Monday, November 5, 2012 at 08:00:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 50' South, Longitude: 55° 54' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.33 meters/second, 1606.8 km/hour, 998.4 miles/hour or 867.6 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.64 miWest0° 00' 00.8"0.01 miSouth16.64 mi
1 hour14° 59' 58.7"998.21 miWest0° 00' 45.1"0.86 miSouth998.18 mi
24 hours0° 00' 35.9"0.66 miEast0° 17' 57.7"20.59 miSouth20.60 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, November 5, 2012 at 08:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 52' North, Longitude: 49° 49' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 429.98 meters/second, 1547.9 km/hour, 961.8 miles/hour or 835.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.5"16.03 miWest0° 00' 06.5"0.13 miSouth16.03 mi
1 hour14° 31' 33.5"961.59 miWest0° 06' 37.9"7.60 miSouth961.90 mi
24 hours11° 19' 13.7"749.46 miEast3° 00' 53.2"207.29 miSouth782.99 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Port LouisMon 12:00 Noon508 km316 miles274 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Saint-DenisMon 12:00 Noon560 km348 miles303 nmSouth S
ToamasinaMon 11:00 AM738 km459 miles399 nmWest-southwest WSW
Port Mathurin (Rodrigues)Mon 12:00 Noon903 km561 miles488 nmEast-southeast ESE
AntananarivoMon 11:00 AM953 km592 miles515 nmWest-southwest WSW
VictoriaMon 12:00 Noon1241 km771 miles670 nmNorth N
MoroniMon 11:00 AM1442 km896 miles779 nmWest-northwest WNW
Diego GarciaMon 2:00 PM2030 km1261 miles1096 nmEast-northeast ENE
Dar es SalaamMon 11:00 AM2068 km1285 miles1117 nmWest-northwest WNW
MogadishuMon 11:00 AM2294 km1425 miles1238 nmNorth-northwest NNW

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