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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 8:10:00 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 08:10:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 07' North, Longitude: 56° 49' East

The ground speed is currently 462.11 meters/second, 1663.6 kilometres/hour, 1033.7 miles/hour or 898.3 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"1033.69 miWest0° 00' 56.7"1.08 miSouth1033.70 mi
24 hours0° 05' 14.0"6.01 miWest0° 22' 44.0"26.03 miSouth26.72 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, September 9, 2012 at 08:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 05' North, Longitude: 25° 55' West

The ground speed is currently 418.71 meters/second, 1507.3 kilometres/hour, 936.6 miles/hour or 813.9 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"15.61 miWest0° 00' 01.3"0.03 miSouth15.61 mi
1 hour14° 30' 20.8"936.29 miWest0° 01' 27.5"1.67 miSouth936.37 mi
24 hours11° 53' 10.6"767.30 miEast1° 02' 57.9"72.19 miSouth773.33 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
VictoriaSun 12:10 PM1087 km675 miles587 nmSouth S
MogadishuSun 11:10 AM1319 km820 miles712 nmWest-southwest WSW
AdenSun 11:10 AM1548 km962 miles836 nmNorthwest NW
DjiboutiSun 11:10 AM1666 km1035 miles900 nmWest-northwest WNW
SanaSun 11:10 AM1784 km1109 miles963 nmNorthwest NW
MaleSun 1:10 PM1856 km1153 miles1002 nmEast E
Addis AbabaSun 11:10 AM2041 km1268 miles1102 nmWest-northwest WNW
MuscatSun 12:10 PM2055 km1277 miles1109 nmNorth N
Abu DhabiSun 12:10 PM2158 km1341 miles1165 nmNorth N
Diego GarciaSun 2:10 PM2210 km1373 miles1193 nmSoutheast SE

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