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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 8:54:00 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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Position of the Sun

On Monday, September 10, 2012 at 08:54:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 43' North, Longitude: 45° 43' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.38 meters/second, 1664.6 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"1034.29 miWest0° 00' 56.9"1.09 miSouth1034.31 mi
24 hours0° 05' 15.7"6.05 miWest0° 22' 49.1"26.13 miSouth26.82 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, September 10, 2012 at 08:54:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 59' North, Longitude: 24° 40' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.66 meters/second, 1518.0 km/hour, 943.2 miles/hour or 819.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.2"15.72 miWest0° 00' 03.8"0.07 miSouth15.72 mi
1 hour14° 30' 14.8"942.91 miWest0° 03' 57.4"4.54 miSouth943.12 mi
24 hours11° 53' 39.1"773.32 miEast2° 02' 11.9"140.08 miSouth790.64 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
GalkayoMon 11:54 AM295 km183 miles159 nmNortheast NE
MogadishuMon 11:54 AM300 km186 miles162 nmSouth S
HargeisaMon 11:54 AM566 km351 miles305 nmNorth-northwest NNW
BerberaMon 11:54 AM637 km396 miles344 nmNorth N
KismayoMon 11:54 AM664 km413 miles359 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Dire DawaMon 11:54 AM687 km427 miles371 nmNorthwest NW
Ali SabiehMon 11:54 AM785 km488 miles424 nmNorth-northwest NNW
DikhilMon 11:54 AM797 km495 miles430 nmNorth-northwest NNW
DjiboutiMon 11:54 AM811 km504 miles438 nmNorth-northwest NNW
BosasoMon 11:54 AM820 km509 miles443 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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