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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 = Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 8:58:00 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 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 nmWest-southwest WSW
MogadishuSat 11:58 AM285 km177 miles154 nmNortheast NE
BarderaSat 11:58 AM291 km181 miles157 nmNorth-northwest NNW
GarissaSat 11:58 AM451 km280 miles244 nmWest W
MombasaSat 11:58 AM638 km396 miles344 nmSouthwest SW
NairobiSat 11:58 AM777 km483 miles419 nmWest-southwest WSW
NakuruSat 11:58 AM846 km525 miles457 nmWest W
GalkayoSat 11:58 AM849 km527 miles458 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Zanzibar CitySat 11:58 AM851 km529 miles460 nmSouthwest SW
Dar es SalaamSat 11:58 AM906 km563 miles489 nmSouth-southwest SSW

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