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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 = Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 8:28:00 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).

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Position of the Sun

On Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 08:28:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 49' North, Longitude: 51° 47' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.39 meters/second, 1668.2 km/hour, 1036.6 miles/hour or 900.8 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.28 miWest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 miSouth17.28 mi
1 hour15° 00' 13.3"1036.57 miWest0° 00' 57.7"1.10 miSouth1036.57 mi
24 hours0° 05' 20.0"6.14 miWest0° 23' 08.6"26.50 miSouth27.21 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 08:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 05' North, Longitude: 40° 57' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.09 meters/second, 1613.1 km/hour, 1002.3 miles/hour or 871.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.8"16.70 miWest0° 00' 12.4"0.24 miSouth16.71 mi
1 hour14° 29' 55.3"1002.23 miWest0° 12' 33.0"14.37 miSouth1002.39 mi
24 hours12° 09' 41.6"840.67 miEast5° 04' 47.0"349.02 miSouth910.48 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
GalkayoSat 11:28 AM651 km405 miles352 nmNorthwest NW
MogadishuSat 11:28 AM722 km449 miles390 nmWest W
VictoriaSat 12:28 PM918 km570 miles496 nmSouth-southeast SSE
BosasoSat 11:28 AM979 km609 miles529 nmNorth-northwest NNW
AdenSat 11:28 AM1336 km830 miles722 nmNorth-northwest NNW
DjiboutiSat 11:28 AM1360 km845 miles734 nmNorthwest NW
Addis AbabaSat 11:28 AM1597 km992 miles862 nmWest-northwest WNW
SanaSat 11:28 AM1616 km1004 miles873 nmNorth-northwest NNW
NairobiSat 11:28 AM1726 km1072 miles932 nmWest-southwest WSW
Dar es SalaamSat 11:28 AM1750 km1087 miles945 nmSouthwest SW

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