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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 parts of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night.

Map showing day and night parts of the world

UTC time = Monday, September 16, 2013 at 9:00:00 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).

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= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Monday, September 16, 2013 at 09:00:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 31' North, Longitude: 43° 43' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.50 meters/second, 1668.6 km/hour, 1036.8 miles/hour or 901.0 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.28 miWest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 miSouth17.28 mi
1 hour15° 00' 13.4"1036.82 miWest0° 00' 57.9"1.10 miSouth1036.83 mi
24 hours0° 05' 22.3"6.19 miWest0° 23' 09.9"26.53 miSouth27.24 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, September 16, 2013 at 09:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 06' South, Longitude: 176° 54' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 436.99 meters/second, 1573.2 km/hour, 977.5 miles/hour or 849.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.0"16.29 miWest0° 00' 09.7"0.19 miNorth16.29 mi
1 hour14° 27' 01.7"977.37 miWest0° 09' 44.1"11.15 miNorth977.72 mi
24 hours12° 58' 54.3"878.05 miEast4° 11' 09.3"287.70 miNorth929.74 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MogadishuMon 12:00 Noon188 km117 miles102 nmEast-southeast ESE
KismayoMon 12:00 Noon344 km213 miles186 nmSouth-southwest SSW
GarissaMon 12:00 Noon560 km348 miles302 nmSouthwest SW
GalkayoMon 12:00 Noon626 km389 miles338 nmNortheast NE
AwasaMon 12:00 Noon767 km477 miles414 nmNorthwest NW
HargeisaMon 12:00 Noon780 km485 miles421 nmNorth N
Dire DawaMon 12:00 Noon809 km503 miles437 nmNorth-northwest NNW
AdamaMon 12:00 Noon828 km515 miles447 nmNorthwest NW
MombasaMon 12:00 Noon854 km531 miles461 nmSouth-southwest SSW
NairobiMon 12:00 Noon875 km544 miles472 nmWest-southwest WSW

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