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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

UTC time = Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 1:16:00 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).

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Position of the Sun

On Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 13:16:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 25' North, Longitude: 19° 37' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 461.89 meters/second, 1662.8 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"1033.19 miWest0° 00' 56.5"1.08 miSouth1033.21 mi
24 hours0° 05' 12.5"5.98 miWest0° 22' 39.8"25.95 miSouth26.63 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 13:16:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 14' North, Longitude: 111° 44' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 418.41 meters/second, 1506.3 km/hour, 936.0 miles/hour or 813.3 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' 00.5"0.01 miNorth15.60 mi
1 hour14° 30' 33.6"935.62 miWest0° 00' 26.8"0.51 miNorth935.59 mi
24 hours11° 49' 49.5"762.96 miEast0° 17' 03.0"19.55 miSouth763.94 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
FreetownSat 1:16 PM783 km487 miles423 nmEast-northeast ENE
ConakrySat 1:16 PM794 km493 miles429 nmNortheast NE
BissauSat 1:16 PM840 km522 miles454 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BokéSat 1:16 PM847 km527 miles458 nmNortheast NE
ZiguinchorSat 1:16 PM873 km543 miles472 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BoSat 1:16 PM916 km569 miles495 nmEast-northeast ENE
MakeniSat 1:16 PM921 km572 miles497 nmEast-northeast ENE
BafatáSat 1:16 PM926 km575 miles500 nmNortheast NE
SerekundaSat 1:16 PM945 km587 miles510 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BanjulSat 1:16 PM950 km590 miles513 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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