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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 = Friday, September 21, 2012 at 8:48:00 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 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 is currently 463.93 meters/second, 1670.1 kilometres/hour, 1037.8 miles/hour or 901.8 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"17.30 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 is currently 416.42 meters/second, 1499.1 kilometres/hour, 931.5 miles/hour or 809.5 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' 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 Its Zenith

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

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LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MogadishuFri 11:48 AM200 km124 miles108 nmNorth-northwest NNW
KismayoFri 11:48 AM423 km263 miles228 nmWest-southwest WSW
BarderaFri 11:48 AM486 km302 miles263 nmWest-northwest WNW
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 km663 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

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