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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 Monday, September 17, 2012 at 09:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 01' North, Longitude: 31° 36' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.66 meters/second, 1669.2 km/hour, 1037.2 miles/hour or 901.3 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.29 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 misouth17.29 mi
1 hour15° 00' 13.3"1037.17 miwest0° 00' 58.0"1.11 misouth1037.18 mi
24 hours0° 05' 20.0"6.14 miwest0° 23' 14.1"26.61 misouth27.31 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, September 17, 2012 at 09:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 16' South, Longitude: 46° 21' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.80 meters/second, 1594.1 km/hour, 990.5 miles/hour or 860.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.1"16.51 miwest0° 00' 12.0"0.23 misouth16.51 mi
1 hour14° 28' 03.2"990.34 miwest0° 12' 03.6"13.81 misouth990.18 mi
24 hours13° 01' 13.1"891.28 mieast4° 33' 51.5"313.71 misouth939.11 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
GuluMon 12:48 PM114 km71 miles62 nmNortheast NE
AruaMon 12:48 PM135 km84 miles73 nmNorthwest NW
LiraMon 12:48 PM147 km91 miles79 nmEast E
KampalaMon 12:48 PM218 km135 miles118 nmSouth-southeast SSE
EntebbeMon 12:48 PM237 km148 miles128 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MbaleMon 12:48 PM305 km190 miles165 nmEast-southeast ESE
MbararaMon 12:48 PM309 km192 miles167 nmSouth-southwest SSW
JubaMon 12:48 PM313 km194 miles169 nmNorth N
RuhengeriMon 11:48 AM446 km277 miles241 nmSouth-southwest SSW
YambioMon 12:48 PM454 km282 miles245 nmNorthwest NW
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