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Day and Night World Map

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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 Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 08:28:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 17° 17' South
Longitude: 48° 43' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.97 meters/second, 1594.7 km/hour, 990.9 miles/hour or 861.1 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.52 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 misouth16.52 mi
1 hour14° 59' 56.0"990.72 miwest0° 00' 41.6"0.80 misouth990.68 mi
24 hours0° 01' 40.8"1.85 mieast0° 16' 32.9"18.97 misouth19.06 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 08:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 3° 48' South
Longitude: 0° 27' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.19 meters/second, 1609.9 km/hour, 1000.3 miles/hour or 869.3 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.5"16.67 miwest0° 00' 12.2"0.24 misouth16.67 mi
1 hour14° 29' 29.5"1000.25 miwest0° 12' 20.6"14.14 misouth1000.23 mi
24 hours12° 31' 19.2"864.31 mieast4° 52' 17.7"334.78 misouth923.64 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
ToamasinaSat 11:28 AM120 km75 miles65 nmSoutheast SE
AntananarivoSat 11:28 AM220 km137 miles119 nmSouthwest SW
MahajangaSat 11:28 AM310 km192 miles167 nmNorthwest NW
AntsirabeSat 11:28 AM336 km209 miles181 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FianarantsoaSat 11:28 AM492 km305 miles265 nmSouth-southwest SSW
AntsirananaSat 11:28 AM558 km347 miles301 nmNorth N
MamoutzouSat 11:28 AM623 km387 miles337 nmNorthwest NW
MutsamuduSat 11:28 AM733 km455 miles396 nmNorthwest NW
Saint-DenisSat 12:28 PM813 km505 miles439 nmEast-southeast ESE
MoroniSat 11:28 AM852 km529 miles460 nmNorthwest NW
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