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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 = Sunday, September 9, 2012 at 2:04:00 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 Sunday, September 9, 2012 at 14:04:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 01' North, Longitude: 31° 43' West

The ground speed is currently 462.18 meters/second, 1663.8 kilometres/hour, 1033.9 miles/hour or 898.4 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"17.23 miWest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 miSouth17.23 mi
1 hour15° 00' 13.0"1033.84 miWest0° 00' 56.8"1.08 miSouth1033.85 mi
24 hours0° 05' 14.4"6.02 miWest0° 22' 45.2"26.06 miSouth26.74 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° 30' West

The ground speed is currently 419.15 meters/second, 1509.0 kilometres/hour, 937.6 miles/hour or 814.8 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' 30.2"15.63 miWest0° 00' 02.0"0.04 miSouth15.63 mi
1 hour14° 30' 18.2"937.30 miWest0° 02' 03.3"2.36 miSouth937.41 mi
24 hours11° 53' 39.5"768.68 miEast1° 17' 15.7"88.58 miSouth776.96 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
Fernando de NoronhaSun 12:04 PM984 km612 miles531 nmSouth S
FortalezaSun 11:04 AM1229 km764 miles663 nmSouthwest SW
PraiaSun 1:04 PM1416 km880 miles764 nmNortheast NE
RecifeSun 11:04 AM1489 km925 miles804 nmSouth-southwest SSW
DakarSun 2:04 PM1894 km1177 miles1023 nmNortheast NE
BanjulSun 2:04 PM1905 km1184 miles1029 nmEast-northeast ENE
BissauSun 2:04 PM1929 km1199 miles1042 nmEast-northeast ENE
BelémSun 11:04 AM1996 km1240 miles1078 nmWest-southwest WSW
ConakrySun 2:04 PM2048 km1273 miles1106 nmEast-northeast ENE
FreetownSun 2:04 PM2078 km1291 miles1122 nmEast-northeast ENE

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