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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 Friday, September 21, 2012 at 08:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 29' North, Longitude: 46° 15' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.93 meters/second, 1670.1 km/hour, 1037.8 miles/hour or 901.8 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.30 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 misouth17.30 mi
1 hour15° 00' 13.1"1037.78 miwest0° 00' 58.3"1.11 misouth1037.78 mi
24 hours0° 05' 16.9"6.09 miwest0° 23' 20.5"26.73 misouth27.42 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, September 21, 2012 at 08:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 51' South, Longitude: 115° 32' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 416.42 meters/second, 1499.1 km/hour, 931.5 miles/hour or 809.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.3"15.52 miwest0° 00' 02.1"0.04 misouth15.52 mi
1 hour14° 24' 16.9"931.19 miwest0° 02' 06.8"2.43 misouth931.08 mi
24 hours14° 13' 51.7"919.97 mieast0° 11' 32.4"13.23 misouth919.47 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MogadishuFri 11:48 AM200 km124 miles108 nmNorth-northwest NNW
KismayoFri 11:48 AM423 km263 miles228 nmWest-southwest WSW
GalkayoFri 11:48 AM707 km439 miles382 nmNorth N
GarissaFri 11:48 AM743 km462 miles401 nmWest W
MombasaFri 11:48 AM887 km551 miles479 nmSouthwest SW
NairobiFri 11:48 AM1068 km664 miles577 nmWest W
Dar es SalaamFri 11:48 AM1118 km695 miles604 nmSouthwest SW
VictoriaFri 12:48 PM1169 km726 miles631 nmEast-southeast ESE
Addis AbabaFri 11:48 AM1257 km781 miles679 nmNorthwest NW
DjiboutiFri 11:48 AM1275 km792 miles688 nmNorth-northwest NNW
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