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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 9:14:00 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 09:14:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 06' South, Longitude: 38° 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 miSouth1031.87 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 09:14:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 32' North, Longitude: 48° 46' West

The ground speed is currently 425.71 meters/second, 1532.6 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' 05.3"0.10 miSouth15.87 mi
1 hour14° 30' 52.4"952.02 miWest0° 05' 23.7"6.18 miSouth952.29 mi
24 hours11° 37' 09.6"762.19 miEast2° 34' 09.7"176.69 miSouth787.70 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 12:14 PM92 km57 miles49 nmEast E
Dar es SalaamMon 12:14 PM129 km80 miles70 nmSoutheast SE
MombasaMon 12:14 PM269 km167 miles145 nmNorth-northeast NNE
DodomaMon 12:14 PM291 km181 miles157 nmWest W
ArushaMon 12:14 PM355 km220 miles192 nmNorth-northwest NNW
NairobiMon 12:14 PM560 km348 miles302 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MbeyaMon 12:14 PM625 km388 miles337 nmWest-southwest WSW
TaboraMon 12:14 PM628 km390 miles339 nmWest W
GarissaMon 12:14 PM640 km398 miles346 nmNorth-northeast NNE
KarongaMon 11:14 AM647 km402 miles350 nmSouthwest SW

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