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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, August 17, 2012 at 8:28:00 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, August 17, 2012 at 08:28:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 14' North, Longitude: 54° 00' 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"1010.16 miWest0° 00' 48.1"0.92 miSouth1010.19 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 Latitude: 9° 50' North, Longitude: 48° 39' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.15 meters/second, 1591.7 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 miSouth16.48 mi
1 hour14° 30' 33.3"988.91 miWest0° 10' 57.4"12.55 miSouth989.26 mi
24 hours11° 45' 44.0"801.70 miEast4° 37' 08.9"317.43 miSouth866.63 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HadibuFri 11:28 AM65 km41 miles35 nmSouth S
SalalahFri 12:28 PM418 km259 miles225 nmNorth N
Al MukallaFri 11:28 AM547 km340 miles295 nmWest-northwest WNW
BosasoFri 11:28 AM568 km353 miles307 nmWest-southwest WSW
AdenFri 11:28 AM975 km606 miles527 nmWest W
GalkayoFri 11:28 AM1016 km631 miles548 nmSouthwest SW
SanaFri 11:28 AM1082 km672 miles584 nmWest-northwest WNW
DjiboutiFri 11:28 AM1195 km742 miles645 nmWest W
MuscatFri 12:28 PM1243 km772 miles671 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Abu DhabiFri 12:28 PM1244 km773 miles672 nmNorth N

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