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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 = Sunday, September 9, 2012 at 5:36:00 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 Sunday, September 9, 2012 at 05:36:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 09' North, Longitude: 95° 19' East

The ground speed is currently 462.08 meters/second, 1663.5 kilometres/hour, 1033.6 miles/hour or 898.2 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° 15' 00.1"17.23 miWest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 miSouth17.23 mi
1 hour15° 00' 12.9"1033.62 miWest0° 00' 56.7"1.08 miSouth1033.63 mi
24 hours0° 05' 13.8"6.01 miWest0° 22' 43.4"26.02 miSouth26.71 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, September 9, 2012 at 05:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 08' North, Longitude: 11° 18' East

The ground speed is currently 418.56 meters/second, 1506.8 kilometres/hour, 936.3 miles/hour or 813.6 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' 30.4"15.60 miWest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 miSouth15.61 mi
1 hour14° 30' 22.1"935.97 miWest0° 01' 11.8"1.37 miSouth936.03 mi
24 hours11° 52' 53.2"766.71 miEast0° 56' 44.0"65.05 miSouth771.85 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
Banda AcehSun 12:36 PM45 km28 miles24 nmNorth N
MedanSun 12:36 PM411 km255 miles222 nmEast-southeast ESE
PhuketSun 12:36 PM454 km282 miles245 nmNortheast NE
PematangsiantarSun 12:36 PM481 km299 miles260 nmEast-southeast ESE
George TownSun 1:36 PM556 km346 miles300 nmEast E
KangarSun 1:36 PM559 km347 miles302 nmEast-northeast ENE
Alor SetarSun 1:36 PM569 km354 miles307 nmEast E
Hat YaiSun 12:36 PM606 km376 miles327 nmEast-northeast ENE
IpohSun 1:36 PM646 km401 miles349 nmEast E
Kuala LumpurSun 1:36 PM742 km461 miles401 nmEast-southeast ESE

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