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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 8:20:00 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 08:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 44' North, Longitude: 54° 13' 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' 15.7"6.04 miWest0° 22' 49.0"26.13 miSouth26.82 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, September 10, 2012 at 08:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 01' North, Longitude: 16° 27' West

The ground speed is currently 421.56 meters/second, 1517.6 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' 03.8"0.07 miSouth15.72 mi
1 hour14° 30' 14.8"942.69 miWest0° 03' 54.1"4.47 miSouth942.90 mi
24 hours11° 53' 41.0"773.17 miEast2° 00' 52.1"138.56 miSouth790.18 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 11:20 AM785 km488 miles424 nmWest-northwest WNW
BosasoMon 11:20 AM913 km567 miles493 nmNorthwest NW
MogadishuMon 11:20 AM1031 km641 miles557 nmWest-southwest WSW
VictoriaMon 12:20 PM1043 km648 miles563 nmSouth S
AdenMon 11:20 AM1348 km837 miles728 nmNorthwest NW
DjiboutiMon 11:20 AM1437 km893 miles776 nmWest-northwest WNW
SanaMon 11:20 AM1607 km998 miles867 nmNorthwest NW
Addis AbabaMon 11:20 AM1774 km1102 miles958 nmWest-northwest WNW
AsmaraMon 11:20 AM2043 km1270 miles1103 nmNorthwest NW
NairobiMon 11:20 AM2047 km1272 miles1105 nmWest-southwest WSW

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