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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 = Tuesday, September 11, 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 Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at 08:14:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 21' North, Longitude: 55° 38' East

The ground speed is currently 462.62 meters/second, 1665.4 kilometres/hour, 1034.8 miles/hour or 899.3 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"17.25 miWest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 miSouth17.25 mi
1 hour15° 00' 13.1"1034.82 miWest0° 00' 57.0"1.09 miSouth1034.84 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 08:14:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 01' North, Longitude: 3° 07' West

The ground speed is currently 426.67 meters/second, 1536.0 kilometres/hour, 954.4 miles/hour or 829.4 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"15.91 miWest0° 00' 06.1"0.12 miSouth15.91 mi
1 hour14° 30' 18.0"954.17 miWest0° 06' 14.2"7.15 miSouth954.48 mi
24 hours11° 51' 31.7"780.17 miEast2° 54' 59.0"200.54 miSouth811.42 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
GalkayoTue 11:14 AM948 km589 miles512 nmWest-northwest WNW
VictoriaTue 12:14 PM992 km617 miles536 nmSouth S
MogadishuTue 11:14 AM1173 km729 miles633 nmWest-southwest WSW
AdenTue 11:14 AM1494 km928 miles807 nmNorthwest NW
DjiboutiTue 11:14 AM1592 km989 miles860 nmWest-northwest WNW
SanaTue 11:14 AM1745 km1084 miles942 nmNorthwest NW
Addis AbabaTue 11:14 AM1936 km1203 miles1045 nmWest-northwest WNW
MaleTue 1:14 PM1984 km1233 miles1071 nmEast E
MuscatTue 12:14 PM2153 km1338 miles1163 nmNorth N
NairobiTue 11:14 AM2184 km1357 miles1179 nmWest-southwest WSW

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