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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.

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Position of the Sun

On Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at 07:54:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 08' South, Longitude: 57° 08' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 445.67 meters/second, 1604.4 km/hour, 996.9 miles/hour or 866.3 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.62 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 misouth16.62 mi
1 hour14° 59' 58.1"996.78 miwest0° 00' 44.5"0.85 misouth996.75 mi
24 hours0° 00' 48.6"0.90 mieast0° 17' 41.8"20.28 misouth20.30 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at 07:54:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 52' North, Longitude: 37° 19' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 436.32 meters/second, 1570.8 km/hour, 976.0 miles/hour or 848.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.7"16.27 miwest0° 00' 08.4"0.16 misouth16.27 mi
1 hour14° 31' 49.3"975.89 miwest0° 08' 28.1"9.71 misouth976.24 mi
24 hours11° 15' 12.1"755.85 mieast3° 41' 55.9"254.27 misouth802.65 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Port LouisTue 11:54 AM448 km278 miles242 nmSouth S
Saint-DenisTue 11:54 AM555 km345 miles300 nmSouth-southwest SSW
ToamasinaTue 10:54 AM853 km530 miles460 nmWest-southwest WSW
AntananarivoTue 10:54 AM1067 km663 miles576 nmWest-southwest WSW
VictoriaTue 11:54 AM1286 km799 miles695 nmNorth N
MoroniTue 10:54 AM1573 km977 miles849 nmWest-northwest WNW
Diego GarciaTue 1:54 PM1927 km1198 miles1041 nmEast-northeast ENE
Dar es SalaamTue 10:54 AM2201 km1368 miles1188 nmWest-northwest WNW
MogadishuTue 10:54 AM2393 km1487 miles1292 nmNorth-northwest NNW
LilongweTue 9:54 AM2522 km1567 miles1362 nmWest W
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