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Day and Night World Map

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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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Map notes

Position of the Sun

On Monday, September 10, 2012 at 14:10:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 4° 38' North
Longitude: 33° 35' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.44 meters/second, 1664.8 km/hour, 1034.4 miles/hour or 898.9 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.24 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 misouth17.24 mi
1 hour15° 00' 13.0"1034.49 miwest0° 00' 57.0"1.09 misouth1034.50 mi
24 hours0° 05' 16.0"6.05 miwest0° 22' 50.1"26.15 misouth26.84 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, September 10, 2012 at 14:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 19° 37' North
Longitude: 101° 20' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.63 meters/second, 1521.5 km/hour, 945.4 miles/hour or 821.5 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.2"15.76 miwest0° 00' 04.3"0.08 misouth15.76 mi
1 hour14° 30' 14.9"945.16 miwest0° 04' 29.0"5.14 misouth945.39 mi
24 hours11° 53' 18.8"774.79 mieast2° 14' 30.5"154.20 misouth795.06 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 NoronhaMon 12:10 PM953 km592 miles515 nmSouth S
FortalezaMon 11:10 AM1082 km672 miles584 nmSouth-southwest SSW
RecifeMon 11:10 AM1416 km880 miles765 nmSouth S
PraiaMon 1:10 PM1583 km984 miles855 nmNortheast NE
BelémMon 11:10 AM1789 km1112 miles966 nmWest-southwest WSW
SalvadorMon 11:10 AM2021 km1256 miles1091 nmSouth-southwest SSW
CayenneMon 11:10 AM2081 km1293 miles1123 nmWest W
DakarMon 2:10 PM2089 km1298 miles1128 nmEast-northeast ENE
BanjulMon 2:10 PM2106 km1309 miles1137 nmEast-northeast ENE
BissauMon 2:10 PM2136 km1327 miles1153 nmEast-northeast ENE
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