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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 = Tuesday, August 21, 2012 at 9:48:00 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 Tuesday, August 21, 2012 at 09:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 55' North, Longitude: 33° 46' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 453.99 meters/second, 1634.4 km/hour, 1015.5 miles/hour or 882.5 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"16.93 miWest0° 00' 00.8"0.02 miSouth16.93 mi
1 hour15° 00' 09.4"1015.43 miWest0° 00' 50.2"0.96 miSouth1015.45 mi
24 hours0° 03' 48.1"4.29 miWest0° 20' 10.7"23.12 miSouth23.51 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, August 21, 2012 at 09:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 53' South, Longitude: 77° 12' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 441.12 meters/second, 1588.0 km/hour, 986.8 miles/hour or 857.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.6"16.44 miWest0° 00' 11.5"0.22 miSouth16.45 mi
1 hour14° 28' 37.3"986.56 miWest0° 11' 29.5"13.16 miSouth986.36 mi
24 hours12° 47' 14.8"871.44 miEast4° 18' 03.2"295.63 miSouth914.04 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KostiTue 12:48 PM184 km114 miles99 nmNorthwest NW
MalakalTue 12:48 PM350 km217 miles189 nmSouthwest SW
Bahir DarTue 12:48 PM396 km246 miles214 nmEast E
GondarTue 12:48 PM409 km254 miles221 nmEast-northeast ENE
Al-UbayyidTue 12:48 PM411 km255 miles222 nmWest-northwest WNW
KhartoumTue 12:48 PM430 km267 miles232 nmNorth-northwest NNW
NekemteTue 12:48 PM436 km271 miles235 nmSoutheast SE
TeseneyTue 12:48 PM472 km293 miles255 nmNortheast NE
KassalaTue 12:48 PM484 km301 miles262 nmNortheast NE
LalibelaTue 12:48 PM574 km357 miles310 nmEast E

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