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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 8:14:00 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 08:14:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 44' North, Longitude: 55° 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' 49.0"26.13 miSouth26.82 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, September 10, 2012 at 08:14:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 02' North, Longitude: 15° 00' West

The ground speed is currently 421.54 meters/second, 1517.5 kilometres/hour, 943.0 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"942.65 miWest0° 03' 53.4"4.46 miSouth942.86 mi
24 hours11° 53' 41.2"773.15 miEast2° 00' 38.1"138.29 miSouth790.10 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
GalkayoMon 11:14 AM946 km588 miles511 nmWest-northwest WNW
VictoriaMon 12:14 PM1035 km643 miles559 nmSouth S
MogadishuMon 11:14 AM1192 km741 miles644 nmWest-southwest WSW
AdenMon 11:14 AM1475 km917 miles797 nmNorthwest NW
DjiboutiMon 11:14 AM1579 km981 miles853 nmWest-northwest WNW
SanaMon 11:14 AM1723 km1070 miles930 nmNorthwest NW
Addis AbabaMon 11:14 AM1934 km1202 miles1044 nmWest-northwest WNW
MaleMon 1:14 PM1975 km1227 miles1066 nmEast E
MuscatMon 12:14 PM2110 km1311 miles1139 nmNorth N
AsmaraMon 11:14 AM2180 km1354 miles1177 nmNorthwest NW

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