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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 = Friday, October 12, 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 Friday, October 12, 2012 at 09:18:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 37' South, Longitude: 37° 06' East

The ground speed is currently 459.85 meters/second, 1655.5 kilometres/hour, 1028.7 miles/hour or 893.9 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"17.14 miWest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 miSouth17.14 mi
1 hour15° 00' 09.2"1028.60 miWest0° 00' 56.1"1.07 miSouth1028.58 mi
24 hours0° 03' 35.9"4.11 miWest0° 22' 25.3"25.68 miSouth26.01 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, October 12, 2012 at 09:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 53' North, Longitude: 3° 13' West

The ground speed is currently 447.59 meters/second, 1611.3 kilometres/hour, 1001.2 miles/hour or 870.0 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' 30.4"16.69 miWest0° 00' 12.0"0.23 miSouth16.69 mi
1 hour14° 30' 22.3"1001.10 miWest0° 12' 05.2"13.84 miSouth1001.31 mi
24 hours12° 00' 42.2"828.96 miEast4° 57' 48.7"341.04 miSouth897.66 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
DodomaFri 12:18 PM219 km136 miles118 nmNorthwest NW
Dar es SalaamFri 12:18 PM256 km159 miles138 nmEast-northeast ENE
Zanzibar CityFri 12:18 PM281 km174 miles152 nmNortheast NE
MbeyaFri 12:18 PM427 km265 miles231 nmWest-southwest WSW
KarongaFri 11:18 AM434 km269 miles234 nmSouthwest SW
ArushaFri 12:18 PM470 km292 miles254 nmNorth N
MombasaFri 12:18 PM485 km302 miles262 nmNortheast NE
MzuzuFri 11:18 AM544 km338 miles294 nmSouthwest SW
TaboraFri 12:18 PM556 km345 miles300 nmWest-northwest WNW
PembaFri 11:18 AM700 km435 miles378 nmSouth-southeast SSE

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