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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 = Friday, September 14, 2012 at 9:28:00 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 Friday, September 14, 2012 at 09:28:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 11' North, Longitude: 36° 52' East

The ground speed is currently 463.23 meters/second, 1667.6 kilometres/hour, 1036.2 miles/hour or 900.5 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"17.27 miWest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 miSouth17.27 mi
1 hour15° 00' 13.3"1036.22 miWest0° 00' 57.6"1.10 miSouth1036.22 mi
24 hours0° 05' 19.6"6.13 miWest0° 23' 05.5"26.45 miSouth27.15 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, September 14, 2012 at 09:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 45' North, Longitude: 14° 31' East

The ground speed is currently 445.49 meters/second, 1603.8 kilometres/hour, 996.5 miles/hour or 866.0 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"16.61 miWest0° 00' 11.6"0.22 miSouth16.61 mi
1 hour14° 30' 19.2"996.41 miWest0° 11' 44.2"13.44 miSouth996.70 mi
24 hours11° 56' 29.3"820.30 miEast4° 52' 34.1"335.05 miSouth888.98 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
Arba MinchFri 12:28 PM324 km201 miles175 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MbaleFri 12:28 PM379 km236 miles205 nmSouthwest SW
NakuruFri 12:28 PM396 km246 miles214 nmSouth-southwest SSW
KisumuFri 12:28 PM433 km269 miles234 nmSouth-southwest SSW
LiraFri 12:28 PM453 km282 miles245 nmWest-southwest WSW
AwasaFri 12:28 PM464 km288 miles251 nmNorth-northeast NNE
NairobiFri 12:28 PM494 km307 miles267 nmSouth S
JimmaFri 12:28 PM496 km308 miles268 nmNorth N
GarissaFri 12:28 PM507 km315 miles274 nmSoutheast SE
GuluFri 12:28 PM510 km317 miles275 nmWest W

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