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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° 43' 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"1033.84 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 of the movement is currently 419.15 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"937.30 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 zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Fernando de NoronhaSun 12:04 PM989 km615 miles534 nmSouth S
FortalezaSun 11:04 AM1235 km767 miles667 nmSouthwest SW
PraiaSun 1:04 PM1415 km880 miles764 nmNortheast NE
RecifeSun 11:04 AM1493 km928 miles806 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 AM1998 km1241 miles1079 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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