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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.

= The Sun's position directly overhead (zenith) in relation to an observer.

= 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, September 7, 2012 at 13:08:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 47' North, Longitude: 17° 32' West

The ground speed is currently 461.59 meters/second, 1661.7 kilometres/hour, 1032.6 miles/hour or 897.3 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"17.21 miWest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 miSouth17.21 mi
1 hour15° 00' 12.8"1032.52 miWest0° 00' 56.3"1.07 miSouth1032.54 mi
24 hours0° 05' 10.4"5.93 miWest0° 22' 34.2"25.85 miSouth26.52 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, September 7, 2012 at 13:08:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 33' North, Longitude: 121° 29' West

The ground speed is currently 420.50 meters/second, 1513.8 kilometres/hour, 940.6 miles/hour or 817.4 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' 30.9"15.68 miWest0° 00' 02.7"0.05 miNorth15.68 mi
1 hour14° 30' 59.4"940.30 miWest0° 02' 48.0"3.21 miNorth940.17 mi
24 hours11° 41' 29.2"757.40 miEast0° 40' 32.9"46.49 miNorth757.14 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
FreetownFri 1:08 PM561 km348 miles303 nm ENE
ConakryFri 1:08 PM589 km366 miles318 nm NE
BokéFri 1:08 PM672 km417 miles363 nm NNE
BoFri 1:08 PM685 km425 miles370 nm ENE
MakeniFri 1:08 PM696 km433 miles376 nm ENE
KindiaFri 1:08 PM698 km434 miles377 nm NE
BissauFri 1:08 PM705 km438 miles381 nm NNE
KenemaFri 1:08 PM738 km459 miles399 nm ENE
MonroviaFri 1:08 PM747 km464 miles403 nm E
ZiguinchorFri 1:08 PM763 km474 miles412 nm N