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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 = Friday, September 7, 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 Friday, September 7, 2012 at 13:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 47' North, Longitude: 20° 32' West

The ground speed is currently 461.60 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"1032.53 miWest0° 00' 56.3"1.07 miSouth1032.54 mi
24 hours0° 05' 10.4"5.93 miWest0° 22' 34.3"25.85 miSouth26.52 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, September 7, 2012 at 13:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 34' North, Longitude: 124° 24' West

The ground speed is currently 420.47 meters/second, 1513.7 kilometres/hour, 940.6 miles/hour or 817.3 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' 59.0"940.24 miWest0° 02' 46.8"3.19 miNorth940.10 mi
24 hours11° 41' 34.4"757.45 miEast0° 40' 04.9"45.96 miNorth757.17 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
ConakryFri 1:20 PM858 km533 miles463 nmEast-northeast ENE
FreetownFri 1:20 PM860 km534 miles464 nmEast-northeast ENE
BissauFri 1:20 PM865 km537 miles467 nmNortheast NE
ZiguinchorFri 1:20 PM885 km550 miles478 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BokéFri 1:20 PM893 km555 miles482 nmNortheast NE
SerekundaFri 1:20 PM946 km588 miles511 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BanjulFri 1:20 PM953 km592 miles514 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BafatáFri 1:20 PM957 km595 miles517 nmNortheast NE
KindiaFri 1:20 PM968 km602 miles523 nmEast-northeast ENE
MakeniFri 1:20 PM998 km620 miles539 nmEast-northeast ENE

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