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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

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Position of the Sun

On Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 11:36:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 26' North, Longitude: 5° 23' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 461.87 meters/second, 1662.7 km/hour, 1033.2 miles/hour or 897.8 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.22 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 misouth17.22 mi
1 hour15° 00' 12.9"1033.15 miwest0° 00' 56.5"1.08 misouth1033.16 mi
24 hours0° 05' 12.3"5.98 miwest0° 22' 39.4"25.95 misouth26.63 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 11:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 13' North, Longitude: 87° 33' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 418.47 meters/second, 1506.5 km/hour, 936.1 miles/hour or 813.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"15.60 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 minorth15.60 mi
1 hour14° 30' 35.0"935.74 miwest0° 00' 36.8"0.70 minorth935.71 mi
24 hours11° 49' 23.6"762.58 mieast0° 13' 00.9"14.93 misouth763.28 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Benin CitySat 12:36 PM103 km64 miles56 nmNorth-northeast NNE
OwerriSat 12:36 PM183 km113 miles99 nmEast E
Port HarcourtSat 12:36 PM193 km120 miles104 nmEast-southeast ESE
LagosSat 12:36 PM253 km157 miles136 nmWest-northwest WNW
EnuguSat 12:36 PM261 km162 miles141 nmEast-northeast ENE
IbadanSat 12:36 PM270 km168 miles146 nmNorthwest NW
UyoSat 12:36 PM285 km177 miles154 nmEast E
AbeokutaSat 12:36 PM295 km183 miles159 nmNorthwest NW
Porto NovoSat 12:36 PM328 km204 miles177 nmWest-northwest WNW
CotonouSat 12:36 PM343 km213 miles185 nmWest-northwest WNW
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