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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 = Monday, September 10, 2012 at 2:10:00 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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= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Monday, September 10, 2012 at 14:10:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 38' North, Longitude: 33° 18' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.43 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"1034.42 miWest0° 00' 57.0"1.09 miSouth1034.43 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 Latitude: 19° 37' North, Longitude: 101° 04' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.62 meters/second, 1521.4 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"945.08 miWest0° 04' 28.9"5.14 miSouth945.31 mi
24 hours11° 53' 18.8"774.73 miEast2° 14' 27.9"154.14 miSouth794.99 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 PM944 km586 miles510 nmSouth S
FortalezaMon 11:10 AM1093 km679 miles590 nmSouth-southwest SSW
RecifeMon 11:10 AM1415 km879 miles764 nmSouth S
PraiaMon 1:10 PM1563 km971 miles844 nmNortheast NE
BelémMon 11:10 AM1817 km1129 miles981 nmWest-southwest WSW
SalvadorMon 11:10 AM2031 km1262 miles1097 nmSouth-southwest SSW
DakarMon 2:10 PM2063 km1282 miles1114 nmNortheast NE
BanjulMon 2:10 PM2079 km1292 miles1123 nmEast-northeast ENE
BissauMon 2:10 PM2107 km1309 miles1138 nmEast-northeast ENE
CayenneMon 11:10 AM2112 km1312 miles1140 nmWest W

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