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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.

= The Sun's position directly overhead (zenith) in relation to an observer.

= 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 Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 08:58:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 06' North, Longitude: 43° 40' East

The ground speed is currently 463.94 meters/second, 1670.2 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"1037.81 miWest0° 00' 58.3"1.11 miSouth1037.81 mi
24 hours0° 05' 15.5"6.06 miWest0° 23' 21.3"26.75 miSouth27.42 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 08:58:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 03' South, Longitude: 127° 22' East

The ground speed is currently 416.09 meters/second, 1497.9 kilometres/hour, 930.8 miles/hour or 808.8 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' 24.6"15.51 miWest0° 00' 01.1"0.02 miNorth15.51 mi
1 hour14° 24' 42.8"930.48 miWest0° 01' 18.0"1.49 miNorth930.54 mi
24 hours13° 55' 11.3"898.73 miEast1° 08' 08.8"78.13 miNorth905.46 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
KismayoSat 11:58 AM134 km83 miles72 nm WSW
MogadishuSat 11:58 AM285 km177 miles154 nm NE
BarderaSat 11:58 AM291 km181 miles157 nm NNW
GarissaSat 11:58 AM451 km280 miles244 nm W
MombasaSat 11:58 AM638 km396 miles344 nm SW
NairobiSat 11:58 AM777 km483 miles419 nm WSW
NakuruSat 11:58 AM846 km525 miles457 nm W
GalkayoSat 11:58 AM849 km527 miles458 nm NNE
Zanzibar CitySat 11:58 AM851 km529 miles460 nm SW
Dar es SalaamSat 11:58 AM906 km563 miles489 nm SSW