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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° 06' 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"1033.22 miwest0° 00' 56.5"1.08 misouth1033.23 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° 49' 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"935.81 miwest0° 00' 36.7"0.70 minorth935.78 mi
24 hours11° 49' 23.8"762.64 mieast0° 13' 03.6"14.98 misouth763.34 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 PM115 km72 miles62 nmNorth-northeast NNE
OwerriSat 12:36 PM214 km133 miles115 nmEast E
Port HarcourtSat 12:36 PM222 km138 miles120 nmEast-southeast ESE
LagosSat 12:36 PM225 km140 miles122 nmWest-northwest WNW
IbadanSat 12:36 PM252 km157 miles136 nmNorth-northwest NNW
AbeokutaSat 12:36 PM272 km169 miles147 nmNorthwest NW
EnuguSat 12:36 PM289 km180 miles156 nmEast-northeast ENE
Porto NovoSat 12:36 PM299 km186 miles162 nmWest-northwest WNW
CotonouSat 12:36 PM313 km195 miles169 nmWest-northwest WNW
UyoSat 12:36 PM316 km196 miles171 nmEast E
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