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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

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Position of the Sun

On Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at 08:10:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 21' North, Longitude: 56° 21' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.62 meters/second, 1665.4 km/hour, 1034.8 miles/hour or 899.3 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.25 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 misouth17.25 mi
1 hour15° 00' 13.1"1034.90 miwest0° 00' 57.0"1.09 misouth1034.91 mi
24 hours0° 05' 17.0"6.07 miwest0° 22' 53.6"26.22 misouth26.91 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at 08:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 01' North, Longitude: 2° 25' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.66 meters/second, 1536.0 km/hour, 954.4 miles/hour or 829.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.2"15.91 miwest0° 00' 06.1"0.12 misouth15.91 mi
1 hour14° 30' 18.0"954.21 miwest0° 06' 13.8"7.14 misouth954.52 mi
24 hours11° 51' 32.2"780.21 mieast2° 54' 52.8"200.44 misouth811.43 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HadibuTue 11:10 AM953 km592 miles515 nmNorth-northwest NNW
VictoriaTue 12:10 PM997 km620 miles539 nmSouth S
GalkayoTue 11:10 AM1024 km637 miles553 nmWest-northwest WNW
MogadishuTue 11:10 AM1251 km777 miles676 nmWest-southwest WSW
AdenTue 11:10 AM1562 km971 miles843 nmNorthwest NW
DjiboutiTue 11:10 AM1661 km1032 miles897 nmWest-northwest WNW
SanaTue 11:10 AM1802 km1120 miles973 nmNorthwest NW
MaleTue 1:10 PM1904 km1183 miles1028 nmEast E
Addis AbabaTue 11:10 AM2013 km1251 miles1087 nmWest-northwest WNW
MuscatTue 12:10 PM2143 km1332 miles1157 nmNorth N
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