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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 = Monday, September 10, 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 Monday, September 10, 2012 at 08:10:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 44' North, Longitude: 56° 43' East

The ground speed is currently 462.37 meters/second, 1664.5 kilometres/hour, 1034.3 miles/hour or 898.8 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"17.24 miWest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 miSouth17.24 mi
1 hour15° 00' 13.0"1034.28 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 08:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 02' North, Longitude: 14° 02' West

The ground speed is currently 421.53 meters/second, 1517.5 kilometres/hour, 942.9 miles/hour or 819.4 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' 30.2"15.72 miWest0° 00' 03.7"0.07 miSouth15.72 mi
1 hour14° 30' 14.9"942.63 miWest0° 03' 53.0"4.45 miSouth942.83 mi
24 hours11° 53' 41.5"773.13 miEast2° 00' 28.8"138.11 miSouth790.05 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
VictoriaMon 12:10 PM1044 km649 miles564 nmSouth S
MogadishuMon 11:10 AM1300 km808 miles702 nmWest-southwest WSW
AdenMon 11:10 AM1564 km972 miles845 nmNorthwest NW
DjiboutiMon 11:10 AM1677 km1042 miles905 nmWest-northwest WNW
SanaMon 11:10 AM1804 km1121 miles974 nmNorthwest NW
MaleMon 1:10 PM1864 km1158 miles1006 nmEast E
Addis AbabaMon 11:10 AM2041 km1268 miles1102 nmWest-northwest WNW
MuscatMon 12:10 PM2097 km1303 miles1132 nmNorth N
Diego GarciaMon 2:10 PM2192 km1362 miles1183 nmSoutheast SE
Abu DhabiMon 12:10 PM2199 km1366 miles1187 nmNorth N

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