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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 = Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 1:08:00 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).

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= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 13:08:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 10' North, Longitude: 17° 27' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 461.28 meters/second, 1660.6 km/hour, 1031.9 miles/hour or 896.7 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.20 miWest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 miSouth17.20 mi
1 hour15° 00' 12.8"1031.82 miWest0° 00' 56.0"1.07 miSouth1031.83 mi
24 hours0° 05' 08.0"5.88 miWest0° 22' 28.3"25.74 miSouth26.40 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 13:08:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 58' North, Longitude: 132° 59' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.94 meters/second, 1529.8 km/hour, 950.6 miles/hour or 826.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.5"15.84 miWest0° 00' 05.0"0.10 miNorth15.84 mi
1 hour14° 31' 31.9"950.26 miWest0° 04' 59.2"5.72 miNorth950.04 mi
24 hours11° 29' 36.4"751.98 miEast1° 34' 55.8"108.83 miNorth756.19 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
FreetownThu 1:08 PM531 km330 miles287 nmEast-northeast ENE
ConakryThu 1:08 PM554 km344 miles299 nmNortheast NE
BokéThu 1:08 PM632 km393 miles341 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BoThu 1:08 PM662 km411 miles357 nmEast-northeast ENE
BissauThu 1:08 PM663 km412 miles358 nmNorth-northeast NNE
KindiaThu 1:08 PM663 km412 miles358 nmNortheast NE
MakeniThu 1:08 PM668 km415 miles361 nmEast-northeast ENE
KenemaThu 1:08 PM717 km445 miles387 nmEast-northeast ENE
ZiguinchorThu 1:08 PM721 km448 miles389 nmNorth N
BafatáThu 1:08 PM732 km455 miles395 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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