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Day and Night World Map

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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 08:14:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 4° 21' North
Longitude: 55° 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 08:14:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 18° 01' North
Longitude: 3° 23' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.68 meters/second, 1536.0 km/hour, 954.5 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"954.25 miwest0° 06' 14.2"7.15 misouth954.56 mi
24 hours11° 51' 31.7"780.23 mieast2° 55' 01.4"200.60 misouth811.50 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
GalkayoTue 11:14 AM918 km570 miles496 nmWest-northwest WNW
HadibuTue 11:14 AM929 km577 miles502 nmNorth N
VictoriaTue 12:14 PM992 km617 miles536 nmSouth S
MogadishuTue 11:14 AM1143 km710 miles617 nmWest-southwest WSW
AdenTue 11:14 AM1476 km917 miles797 nmNorthwest NW
DjiboutiTue 11:14 AM1565 km973 miles845 nmWest-northwest WNW
SanaTue 11:14 AM1723 km1071 miles931 nmNorthwest NW
Addis AbabaTue 11:14 AM1906 km1185 miles1029 nmWest-northwest WNW
MaleTue 1:14 PM2015 km1252 miles1088 nmEast E
NairobiTue 11:14 AM2154 km1339 miles1163 nmWest-southwest WSW
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