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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 Friday, August 17, 2012 at 08:28:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 13° 14' North
Longitude: 53° 44' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 451.65 meters/second, 1625.9 km/hour, 1010.3 miles/hour or 877.9 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"16.84 miwest0° 00' 00.8"0.02 misouth16.84 mi
1 hour15° 00' 08.1"1010.23 miwest0° 00' 48.1"0.92 misouth1010.26 mi
24 hours0° 03' 18.6"3.72 miwest0° 19' 23.1"22.21 misouth22.52 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, August 17, 2012 at 08:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 9° 49' North
Longitude: 48° 22' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.16 meters/second, 1591.8 km/hour, 989.1 miles/hour or 859.5 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"16.48 miwest0° 00' 10.8"0.21 misouth16.49 mi
1 hour14° 30' 33.3"988.99 miwest0° 10' 57.6"12.55 misouth989.34 mi
24 hours11° 45' 44.0"801.77 mieast4° 37' 10.3"317.47 misouth866.71 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
SalalahFri 12:28 PM419 km261 miles226 nmNorth N
Al MukallaFri 11:28 AM518 km322 miles280 nmWest-northwest WNW
BosasoFri 11:28 AM540 km335 miles292 nmWest-southwest WSW
AdenFri 11:28 AM948 km589 miles512 nmWest W
GalkayoFri 11:28 AM994 km618 miles537 nmSouthwest SW
SanaFri 11:28 AM1053 km654 miles568 nmWest-northwest WNW
DjiboutiFri 11:28 AM1165 km724 miles629 nmWest W
Abu DhabiFri 12:28 PM1243 km772 miles671 nmNorth N
MuscatFri 12:28 PM1255 km780 miles677 nmNorth-northeast NNE
DubaiFri 12:28 PM1342 km834 miles724 nmNorth N
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