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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 Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 08:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 18° 06' South
Longitude: 43° 49' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 440.96 meters/second, 1587.5 km/hour, 986.4 miles/hour or 857.2 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.44 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 misouth16.44 mi
1 hour14° 59' 54.4"986.20 miwest0° 00' 39.3"0.75 misouth986.17 mi
24 hours0° 02' 19.5"2.55 mieast0° 15' 36.9"17.90 misouth18.08 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 08:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 16° 60' South
Longitude: 35° 34' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.84 meters/second, 1533.0 km/hour, 952.6 miles/hour or 827.8 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 23.6"15.88 miwest0° 00' 08.0"0.16 misouth15.88 mi
1 hour14° 23' 42.4"952.35 miwest0° 08' 04.0"9.25 misouth952.05 mi
24 hours14° 49' 08.7"980.38 mieast2° 37' 47.6"180.89 misouth989.81 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MahajangaTue 11:48 AM375 km233 miles202 nmNortheast NE
AntsirabeTue 11:48 AM391 km243 miles211 nmEast-southeast ESE
AntananarivoTue 11:48 AM402 km250 miles217 nmEast-southeast ESE
FianarantsoaTue 11:48 AM505 km314 miles273 nmSoutheast SE
ToliaraTue 11:48 AM581 km361 miles314 nmSouth S
NampulaTue 10:48 AM587 km365 miles317 nmNorthwest NW
ToamasinaTue 11:48 AM592 km368 miles320 nmEast E
MamoutzouTue 11:48 AM608 km378 miles329 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MutsamuduTue 11:48 AM661 km410 miles357 nmNorth N
MoroniTue 11:48 AM714 km444 miles386 nmNorth N
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