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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

UTC time = Sunday, September 23, 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).

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Position of the Sun

On Sunday, September 23, 2012 at 08:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 18' South, Longitude: 46° 04' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.94 meters/second, 1670.2 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' 13.0"1037.80 miWest0° 00' 58.3"1.11 miSouth1037.80 mi
24 hours0° 05' 13.7"6.03 miWest0° 23' 21.7"26.75 miSouth27.42 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, September 23, 2012 at 08:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 55' South, Longitude: 143° 42' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.67 meters/second, 1510.8 km/hour, 938.8 miles/hour or 815.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.7"15.65 miWest0° 00' 04.3"0.08 miNorth15.65 mi
1 hour14° 25' 49.2"938.51 miWest0° 04' 25.3"5.07 miNorth938.74 mi
24 hours13° 23' 08.7"870.61 miEast2° 17' 50.1"158.00 miNorth890.79 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MogadishuSun 11:48 AM271 km168 miles146 nmNorth-northwest NNW
KismayoSun 11:48 AM393 km244 miles212 nmWest W
GarissaSun 11:48 AM716 km445 miles387 nmWest W
GalkayoSun 11:48 AM795 km494 miles429 nmNorth N
MombasaSun 11:48 AM824 km512 miles445 nmWest-southwest WSW
Zanzibar CitySun 11:48 AM1003 km623 miles541 nmSouthwest SW
NairobiSun 11:48 AM1036 km644 miles559 nmWest W
Dar es SalaamSun 11:48 AM1043 km648 miles563 nmSouthwest SW
VictoriaSun 12:48 PM1148 km713 miles620 nmEast-southeast ESE
MoroniSun 11:48 AM1298 km807 miles701 nmSouth-southwest SSW

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