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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, October 7, 2012 at 8:54:00 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, October 7, 2012 at 08:54:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 43' South, Longitude: 43° 26' East

The ground speed is currently 461.63 meters/second, 1661.9 kilometres/hour, 1032.6 miles/hour or 897.3 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"17.21 miWest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 miSouth17.21 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.7"1032.61 miWest0° 00' 57.2"1.09 miSouth1032.60 mi
24 hours0° 04' 12.9"4.84 miWest0° 22' 52.5"26.20 miSouth26.64 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 08:54:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 14' North, Longitude: 55° 36' West

The ground speed is currently 421.23 meters/second, 1516.4 kilometres/hour, 942.3 miles/hour or 818.8 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' 30.6"15.70 miWest0° 00' 03.0"0.06 miSouth15.70 mi
1 hour14° 30' 44.2"941.96 miWest0° 03' 05.8"3.55 miSouth942.12 mi
24 hours11° 40' 52.6"758.29 miEast1° 40' 38.3"115.37 miSouth770.93 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
MombasaSun 11:54 AM456 km284 miles246 nmWest-northwest WNW
Zanzibar CitySun 11:54 AM473 km294 miles255 nmWest W
Dar es SalaamSun 11:54 AM475 km295 miles257 nmWest-southwest WSW
KismayoSun 11:54 AM600 km373 miles324 nmNorth N
MoroniSun 11:54 AM661 km411 miles357 nmSouth S
GarissaSun 11:54 AM719 km447 miles388 nmNorthwest NW
MutsamuduSun 11:54 AM721 km448 miles389 nmSouth S
FomboniSun 11:54 AM727 km452 miles393 nmSouth S
MamoutzouSun 11:54 AM806 km501 miles435 nmSouth-southeast SSE
DodomaSun 11:54 AM854 km531 miles461 nmWest W

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