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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 Friday, November 9, 2012 at 08:18:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 00' South, Longitude: 51° 28' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 443.65 meters/second, 1597.1 km/hour, 992.4 miles/hour or 862.4 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.54 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 misouth16.54 mi
1 hour14° 59' 56.6"992.17 miwest0° 00' 42.4"0.81 misouth992.13 mi
24 hours0° 01' 27.7"1.61 mieast0° 16' 50.8"19.31 misouth19.38 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, November 9, 2012 at 08:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 08' North, Longitude: 8° 47' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.73 meters/second, 1615.4 km/hour, 1003.8 miles/hour or 872.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.7"16.73 miwest0° 00' 12.0"0.23 misouth16.73 mi
1 hour14° 30' 46.0"1003.66 miwest0° 12' 05.9"13.86 misouth1003.79 mi
24 hours11° 55' 06.0"824.24 mieast4° 54' 31.2"337.27 misouth890.29 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
ToamasinaFri 11:18 AM253 km157 miles137 nmWest-southwest WSW
AntananarivoFri 11:18 AM469 km291 miles253 nmWest-southwest WSW
AntsirabeFri 11:18 AM565 km351 miles305 nmSouthwest SW
MahajangaFri 11:18 AM569 km354 miles307 nmWest-northwest WNW
AntsirananaFri 11:18 AM573 km356 miles310 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Saint-DenisFri 12:18 PM600 km373 miles324 nmSoutheast SE
FianarantsoaFri 11:18 AM674 km419 miles364 nmSouthwest SW
Port LouisFri 12:18 PM726 km451 miles392 nmEast-southeast ESE
MamoutzouFri 11:18 AM817 km508 miles441 nmNorthwest NW
MutsamuduFri 11:18 AM931 km578 miles503 nmNorthwest NW
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