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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 9:14:00 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).

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Position of the Sun

On Monday, September 10, 2012 at 09:14:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 43' North, Longitude: 40° 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"1034.30 miWest0° 00' 57.0"1.09 miSouth1034.31 mi
24 hours0° 05' 15.7"6.05 miWest0° 22' 49.2"26.13 miSouth26.82 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, September 10, 2012 at 09:14:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 58' North, Longitude: 29° 31' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.71 meters/second, 1518.2 km/hour, 943.3 miles/hour or 819.7 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"0.08 miSouth15.72 mi
1 hour14° 30' 14.8"943.04 miWest0° 03' 59.5"4.58 miSouth943.25 mi
24 hours11° 53' 38.0"773.41 miEast2° 02' 58.9"140.98 miSouth790.91 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AwasaMon 12:14 PM358 km222 miles193 nmNorthwest NW
Arba MinchMon 12:14 PM380 km236 miles205 nmWest-northwest WNW
AdamaMon 12:14 PM452 km281 miles244 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Addis AbabaMon 12:14 PM523 km325 miles282 nmNorth-northwest NNW
JimmaMon 12:14 PM540 km336 miles292 nmNorthwest NW
Dire DawaMon 12:14 PM554 km344 miles299 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Debre BerhanMon 12:14 PM564 km351 miles305 nmNorth-northwest NNW
GarissaMon 12:14 PM584 km363 miles315 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MogadishuMon 12:14 PM592 km368 miles320 nmEast-southeast ESE
KismayoMon 12:14 PM597 km371 miles322 nmSouth-southeast SSE

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