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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 = Monday, September 10, 2012 at 8:00:00 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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= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Monday, September 10, 2012 at 08:00:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 44' North, Longitude: 59° 13' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.37 meters/second, 1664.5 km/hour, 1034.3 miles/hour or 898.8 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.24 miWest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 miSouth17.24 mi
1 hour15° 00' 13.0"1034.27 miWest0° 00' 56.9"1.09 miSouth1034.29 mi
24 hours0° 05' 15.6"6.04 miWest0° 22' 48.9"26.13 miSouth26.82 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, September 10, 2012 at 08:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 03' North, Longitude: 11° 37' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.50 meters/second, 1517.4 km/hour, 942.9 miles/hour or 819.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.2"15.71 miWest0° 00' 03.7"0.07 miSouth15.71 mi
1 hour14° 30' 14.9"942.56 miWest0° 03' 52.0"4.43 miSouth942.77 mi
24 hours11° 53' 41.8"773.09 miEast2° 00' 05.2"137.66 miSouth789.92 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
VictoriaMon 12:00 Noon1117 km694 miles603 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MogadishuMon 11:00 AM1572 km977 miles849 nmWest W
MaleMon 1:00 PM1587 km986 miles857 nmEast E
AdenMon 11:00 AM1797 km1117 miles970 nmWest-northwest WNW
DjiboutiMon 11:00 AM1926 km1197 miles1040 nmWest-northwest WNW
Diego GarciaMon 2:00 PM1978 km1229 miles1068 nmSoutheast SE
ThiruvananthapuramMon 1:30 PM2003 km1245 miles1082 nmEast-northeast ENE
SanaMon 11:00 AM2019 km1255 miles1090 nmNorthwest NW
MuscatMon 12:00 Noon2089 km1298 miles1128 nmNorth N
MumbaiMon 1:30 PM2158 km1341 miles1165 nmNortheast NE

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