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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 18, 2012 at 9:48:00 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 18, 2012 at 09:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 38' North, Longitude: 31° 31' East

The ground speed is currently 463.76 meters/second, 1669.5 kilometres/hour, 1037.4 miles/hour or 901.5 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"17.29 miWest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 miSouth17.29 mi
1 hour15° 00' 13.3"1037.40 miWest0° 00' 58.1"1.11 miSouth1037.40 mi
24 hours0° 05' 19.6"6.14 miWest0° 23' 16.3"26.65 miSouth27.35 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at 09:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 50' South, Longitude: 59° 22' East

The ground speed is currently 435.67 meters/second, 1568.4 kilometres/hour, 974.6 miles/hour or 846.9 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' 26.8"16.24 miWest0° 00' 10.5"0.20 miSouth16.24 mi
1 hour14° 26' 46.4"974.32 miWest0° 10' 33.5"12.10 miSouth974.05 mi
24 hours13° 32' 11.5"912.98 miEast3° 48' 28.0"261.80 miSouth942.47 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
GuluTue 12:48 PM154 km95 miles83 nmNortheast NE
AruaTue 12:48 PM168 km104 miles90 nmNorth-northwest NNW
LiraTue 12:48 PM169 km105 miles91 nmEast-northeast ENE
KampalaTue 12:48 PM188 km117 miles102 nmSoutheast SE
EntebbeTue 12:48 PM204 km127 miles110 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MbararaTue 12:48 PM265 km165 miles143 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MbaleTue 12:48 PM303 km188 miles164 nmEast-southeast ESE
JubaTue 12:48 PM356 km221 miles192 nmNorth N
RuhengeriTue 11:48 AM404 km251 miles218 nmSouth-southwest SSW
KisumuTue 12:48 PM409 km254 miles221 nmEast-southeast ESE

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