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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 Sunday, September 9, 2012 at 14:04:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 01' North, Longitude: 31° 59' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.18 meters/second, 1663.8 km/hour, 1033.9 miles/hour or 898.4 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.23 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 misouth17.23 mi
1 hour15° 00' 13.0"1033.91 miwest0° 00' 56.8"1.08 misouth1033.92 mi
24 hours0° 05' 14.4"6.02 miwest0° 22' 45.2"26.06 misouth26.75 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, September 9, 2012 at 14:04:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 55' North, Longitude: 111° 47' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.16 meters/second, 1509.0 km/hour, 937.6 miles/hour or 814.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.2"15.63 miwest0° 00' 02.0"0.04 misouth15.63 mi
1 hour14° 30' 18.2"937.36 miwest0° 02' 03.4"2.36 misouth937.47 mi
24 hours11° 53' 39.5"768.73 mieast1° 17' 18.4"88.64 misouth777.03 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Fernando de NoronhaSun 12:04 PM987 km614 miles533 nmSouth S
FortalezaSun 11:04 AM1216 km755 miles656 nmSouthwest SW
PraiaSun 1:04 PM1435 km892 miles775 nmNortheast NE
RecifeSun 11:04 AM1486 km923 miles802 nmSouth-southwest SSW
DakarSun 2:04 PM1919 km1192 miles1036 nmNortheast NE
BanjulSun 2:04 PM1932 km1200 miles1043 nmEast-northeast ENE
BissauSun 2:04 PM1957 km1216 miles1057 nmEast-northeast ENE
BelémSun 11:04 AM1969 km1223 miles1063 nmWest-southwest WSW
ConakrySun 2:04 PM2078 km1291 miles1122 nmEast-northeast ENE
FreetownSun 2:04 PM2108 km1310 miles1138 nmEast-northeast ENE
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