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Day and Night World Map

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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 these coordinates:
Latitude: 0° 29' North
Longitude: 45° 58' 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"1037.85 miwest0° 00' 58.3"1.11 misouth1037.85 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 these coordinates:
Latitude: 20° 51' South
Longitude: 115° 16' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 416.42 meters/second, 1499.1 km/hour, 931.5 miles/hour or 809.4 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.3"15.53 miwest0° 00' 02.1"0.04 misouth15.53 mi
1 hour14° 24' 16.9"931.25 miwest0° 02' 06.8"2.42 misouth931.14 mi
24 hours14° 13' 51.3"920.02 mieast0° 11' 28.6"13.16 misouth919.53 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 AM186 km115 miles100 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MombasaFri 11:48 AM862 km535 miles465 nmSouthwest SW
NairobiFri 11:48 AM1037 km645 miles560 nmWest W
Dar es SalaamFri 11:48 AM1097 km682 miles592 nmSouthwest SW
VictoriaFri 12:48 PM1196 km743 miles646 nmEast-southeast ESE
Addis AbabaFri 11:48 AM1237 km769 miles668 nmNorthwest NW
DjiboutiFri 11:48 AM1267 km787 miles684 nmNorth-northwest NNW
DodomaFri 11:48 AM1354 km841 miles731 nmWest-southwest WSW
AdenFri 11:48 AM1370 km851 miles740 nmNorth N
MoroniFri 11:48 AM1375 km855 miles743 nmSouth-southwest SSW
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