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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 = Sunday, September 30, 2012 at 9:18:00 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 Sunday, September 30, 2012 at 09:18:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 01' South, Longitude: 37° 59' East

The ground speed is currently 463.29 meters/second, 1667.9 kilometres/hour, 1036.4 miles/hour or 900.6 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"17.27 miWest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 miSouth17.27 mi
1 hour15° 00' 12.1"1036.35 miWest0° 00' 58.1"1.11 miSouth1036.35 mi
24 hours0° 04' 51.8"5.60 miWest0° 23' 15.2"26.63 miSouth27.21 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, September 30, 2012 at 09:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 34' North, Longitude: 140° 52' West

The ground speed is currently 446.01 meters/second, 1605.6 kilometres/hour, 997.7 miles/hour or 867.0 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' 32.9"16.63 miWest0° 00' 10.5"0.20 miNorth16.63 mi
1 hour14° 32' 54.8"997.57 miWest0° 10' 28.6"12.00 miNorth997.44 mi
24 hours10° 52' 22.0"745.55 miEast3° 58' 39.8"273.38 miNorth790.30 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
ArushaSun 12:18 PM150 km93 miles81 nmWest-southwest WSW
MombasaSun 12:18 PM220 km137 miles119 nmEast-southeast ESE
NairobiSun 12:18 PM232 km144 miles125 nmNorth-northwest NNW
GarissaSun 12:18 PM339 km211 miles183 nmNorth-northeast NNE
NakuruSun 12:18 PM368 km228 miles198 nmNorthwest NW
Zanzibar CitySun 12:18 PM372 km231 miles201 nmSouth-southeast SSE
DodomaSun 12:18 PM427 km266 miles231 nmSouthwest SW
Dar es SalaamSun 12:18 PM444 km276 miles240 nmSouth-southeast SSE
KisumuSun 12:18 PM483 km300 miles261 nmNorthwest NW
MwanzaSun 12:18 PM567 km352 miles306 nmWest W

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