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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

UTC time = Friday, January 4, 2013 at 9:08:00 AM.

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Sun symbol = The Sun's position directly overhead (zenith) in relation to an observer.

Moon symbol = The Moon's position at its zenith in relation to an observer (Moon phase is not shown).

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Position of the Sun

On Friday, January 4, 2013 at 09:08:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 41' South, Longitude: 44° 15' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.04 meters/second, 1540.9 km/hour, 957.5 miles/hour or 832.0 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.96 miWest0° 00' 00.3"0.01 miNorth15.96 mi
1 hour14° 59' 43.0"957.08 miWest0° 00' 16.1"0.31 miNorth957.10 mi
24 hours0° 06' 43.0"7.15 miEast0° 06' 40.8"7.66 miNorth10.48 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, January 4, 2013 at 09:08:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 23' South, Longitude: 58° 41' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.97 meters/second, 1609.1 km/hour, 999.9 miles/hour or 868.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.9"16.66 miWest0° 00' 11.5"0.22 miSouth16.66 mi
1 hour14° 31' 00.3"999.71 miWest0° 11' 30.1"13.17 miSouth999.64 mi
24 hours11° 52' 02.8"817.27 miEast4° 29' 25.1"308.58 miSouth869.98 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
ToliaraFri 12:08 PM96 km59 miles52 nmSouthwest SW
FianarantsoaFri 12:08 PM322 km200 miles174 nmEast-northeast ENE
AntsirabeFri 12:08 PM425 km264 miles229 nmNortheast NE
AntananarivoFri 12:08 PM539 km335 miles291 nmNortheast NE
ToamasinaFri 12:08 PM735 km457 miles397 nmNortheast NE
NampulaFri 11:08 AM989 km614 miles534 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Saint-DenisFri 1:08 PM1175 km730 miles634 nmEast E
MoroniFri 12:08 PM1221 km759 miles659 nmNorth N
MaputoFri 11:08 AM1240 km771 miles670 nmWest-southwest WSW
MbabaneFri 11:08 AM1388 km862 miles749 nmWest-southwest WSW

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