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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 = Monday, October 8, 2012 at 9:10:00 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 Monday, October 8, 2012 at 09:10:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 06' South, Longitude: 39° 22' East

The ground speed is currently 461.31 meters/second, 1660.7 kilometres/hour, 1031.9 miles/hour or 896.7 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"17.20 miWest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 miSouth17.20 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.3"1031.89 miWest0° 00' 57.0"1.09 miSouth1031.88 mi
24 hours0° 04' 06.0"4.70 miWest0° 22' 47.7"26.11 miSouth26.53 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, October 8, 2012 at 09:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 32' North, Longitude: 47° 48' West

The ground speed is currently 425.70 meters/second, 1532.5 kilometres/hour, 952.3 miles/hour or 827.5 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' 30.8"15.87 miWest0° 00' 05.2"0.10 miSouth15.87 mi
1 hour14° 30' 52.4"951.99 miWest0° 05' 23.4"6.18 miSouth952.26 mi
24 hours11° 37' 10.2"762.18 miEast2° 34' 01.4"176.53 miSouth787.65 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
Zanzibar CityMon 12:10 PM21 km13 miles11 nmWest-southwest WSW
Dar es SalaamMon 12:10 PM80 km50 miles43 nmSouth S
MombasaMon 12:10 PM229 km142 miles124 nmNorth N
DodomaMon 12:10 PM401 km249 miles217 nmWest W
ArushaMon 12:10 PM424 km263 miles229 nmNorthwest NW
NairobiMon 12:10 PM603 km375 miles326 nmNorth-northwest NNW
GarissaMon 12:10 PM625 km388 miles338 nmNorth N
MbeyaMon 12:10 PM723 km449 miles390 nmWest-southwest WSW
NakuruMon 12:10 PM738 km458 miles398 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MoroniMon 12:10 PM752 km467 miles406 nmSoutheast SE

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