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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 = Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at 1:18:00 PM.

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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 Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at 13:18:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 32' North, Longitude: 19° 52' West

The ground speed is currently 460.95 meters/second, 1659.4 kilometres/hour, 1031.1 miles/hour or 896.0 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"17.19 miWest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 miSouth17.19 mi
1 hour15° 00' 12.7"1031.07 miWest0° 00' 55.8"1.07 miSouth1031.09 mi
24 hours0° 05' 05.2"5.83 miWest0° 22' 22.2"25.62 miSouth26.27 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at 13:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 34' North, Longitude: 146° 41' West

The ground speed is currently 430.91 meters/second, 1551.3 kilometres/hour, 963.9 miles/hour or 837.6 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' 32.0"16.06 miWest0° 00' 07.0"0.13 miNorth16.07 mi
1 hour14° 32' 05.2"963.67 miWest0° 06' 56.8"7.96 miNorth963.41 mi
24 hours11° 16' 15.3"747.34 miEast2° 24' 31.8"165.66 miNorth760.70 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
ConakryWed 1:18 PM754 km468 miles407 nmEast-northeast ENE
BissauWed 1:18 PM754 km468 miles407 nmNortheast NE
FreetownWed 1:18 PM763 km474 miles412 nmEast-northeast ENE
ZiguinchorWed 1:18 PM775 km482 miles419 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BokéWed 1:18 PM783 km487 miles423 nmNortheast NE
SerekundaWed 1:18 PM840 km522 miles453 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BanjulWed 1:18 PM846 km525 miles457 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BafatáWed 1:18 PM846 km526 miles457 nmNortheast NE
KindiaWed 1:18 PM864 km537 miles466 nmEast-northeast ENE
GabúWed 1:18 PM888 km551 miles479 nmNortheast NE

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