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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 9:20:00 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 09:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 06' South, Longitude: 36° 52' 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' 05.9"4.70 miWest0° 22' 47.7"26.11 miSouth26.53 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, October 8, 2012 at 09:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 31' North, Longitude: 50° 13' West

The ground speed is currently 425.74 meters/second, 1532.7 kilometres/hour, 952.3 miles/hour or 827.6 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' 52.6"952.07 miWest0° 05' 24.3"6.20 miSouth952.34 mi
24 hours11° 37' 08.5"762.22 miEast2° 34' 22.4"176.94 miSouth787.78 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
DodomaMon 12:20 PM125 km78 miles67 nmWest W
Zanzibar CityMon 12:20 PM257 km160 miles139 nmEast E
Dar es SalaamMon 12:20 PM279 km173 miles151 nmEast-southeast ESE
ArushaMon 12:20 PM302 km187 miles163 nmNorth N
MombasaMon 12:20 PM385 km239 miles208 nmNortheast NE
TaboraMon 12:20 PM466 km290 miles252 nmWest-northwest WNW
MbeyaMon 12:20 PM488 km303 miles263 nmSouthwest SW
NairobiMon 12:20 PM533 km331 miles288 nmNorth N
KarongaMon 11:20 AM533 km331 miles288 nmSouthwest SW
MwanzaMon 12:20 PM592 km368 miles320 nmNorthwest NW

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