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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 Monday, November 5, 2012 at 08:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 50' South, Longitude: 50° 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"998.19 miwest0° 00' 45.1"0.86 misouth998.16 mi
24 hours0° 00' 36.0"0.67 mieast0° 17' 57.6"20.58 misouth20.59 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, November 5, 2012 at 08:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 50' North, Longitude: 54° 39' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.06 meters/second, 1548.2 km/hour, 962.0 miles/hour or 836.0 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' 33.7"961.78 miwest0° 06' 39.6"7.63 misouth962.09 mi
24 hours11° 19' 08.4"749.51 mieast3° 01' 30.1"207.99 misouth783.23 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
ToamasinaMon 11:20 AM302 km188 miles163 nmSouth-southwest SSW
AntsirananaMon 11:20 AM431 km268 miles233 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MahajangaMon 11:20 AM493 km306 miles266 nmWest W
AntananarivoMon 11:20 AM496 km308 miles268 nmSouthwest SW
AntsirabeMon 11:20 AM606 km377 miles327 nmSouthwest SW
MamoutzouMon 11:20 AM699 km434 miles377 nmWest-northwest WNW
Saint-DenisMon 12:20 PM736 km457 miles397 nmSoutheast SE
MutsamuduMon 11:20 AM812 km504 miles438 nmWest-northwest WNW
Port LouisMon 12:20 PM846 km526 miles457 nmSoutheast SE
FomboniMon 11:20 AM868 km539 miles469 nmWest-northwest WNW
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