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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 areas of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night.

Map showing day and night parts of the world

UTC time = Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 8:42:00 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).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 08:42:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 54' South, Longitude: 51° 24' East

The ground speed is currently 430.42 meters/second, 1549.5 kilometres/hour, 962.8 miles/hour or 836.7 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Sun compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"16.05 miWest0° 00' 00.4"0.01 miNorth16.05 mi
1 hour14° 59' 44.9"962.44 miWest0° 00' 22.6"0.43 miNorth962.46 mi
24 hours0° 05' 58.7"6.40 miEast0° 09' 17.8"10.66 miNorth12.43 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 08:42:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 29' South, Longitude: 29° 19' East

The ground speed is currently 416.54 meters/second, 1499.5 kilometres/hour, 931.8 miles/hour or 809.7 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Moon compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 22.5"15.53 miWest0° 00' 02.7"0.05 miNorth15.53 mi
1 hour14° 22' 27.7"931.47 miWest0° 02' 46.0"3.17 miNorth931.62 mi
24 hours14° 51' 01.3"962.30 miEast1° 46' 58.7"122.64 miNorth975.46 mi

Locations With the Sun Near Its Zenith

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

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LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Saint-PaulThu 12:42 PM414 km257 miles224 nmEast-northeast ENE
Saint-PierreThu 12:42 PM427 km265 miles231 nmEast E
Saint-DenisThu 12:42 PM436 km271 miles235 nmEast-northeast ENE
FianarantsoaThu 11:42 AM449 km279 miles242 nmWest W
ToamasinaThu 11:42 AM465 km289 miles251 nmNorth-northwest NNW
AntsirabeThu 11:42 AM507 km315 miles274 nmWest-northwest WNW
AntananarivoThu 11:42 AM522 km325 miles282 nmNorthwest NW
Port LouisThu 12:42 PM663 km412 miles358 nmEast-northeast ENE
ToliaraThu 11:42 AM810 km503 miles438 nmWest-southwest WSW
MoroniThu 11:42 AM1424 km885 miles769 nmNorthwest NW

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