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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 = Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 1:20:00 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 Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 13:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 10' North, Longitude: 20° 27' West

The ground speed is currently 461.28 meters/second, 1660.6 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' 00.9"0.02 miSouth17.20 mi
1 hour15° 00' 12.8"1031.82 miWest0° 00' 56.0"1.07 miSouth1031.84 mi
24 hours0° 05' 08.0"5.88 miWest0° 22' 28.4"25.74 miSouth26.40 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 13:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 59' North, Longitude: 135° 53' West

The ground speed is currently 424.89 meters/second, 1529.6 kilometres/hour, 950.5 miles/hour or 825.9 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' 31.5"15.84 miWest0° 00' 05.0"0.10 miNorth15.84 mi
1 hour14° 31' 31.5"950.16 miWest0° 04' 58.1"5.70 miNorth949.94 mi
24 hours11° 29' 43.0"752.02 miEast1° 34' 29.5"108.33 miNorth756.18 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
BissauThu 1:20 PM827 km514 miles446 nmNortheast NE
ConakryThu 1:20 PM830 km516 miles448 nmEast-northeast ENE
FreetownThu 1:20 PM837 km520 miles452 nmEast-northeast ENE
ZiguinchorThu 1:20 PM844 km525 miles456 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BokéThu 1:20 PM859 km534 miles464 nmNortheast NE
SerekundaThu 1:20 PM905 km562 miles489 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BanjulThu 1:20 PM911 km566 miles492 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BafatáThu 1:20 PM920 km572 miles497 nmNortheast NE
KindiaThu 1:20 PM940 km584 miles508 nmEast-northeast ENE
GabúThu 1:20 PM962 km598 miles520 nmNortheast NE

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