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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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Position of the Sun

On Monday, September 10, 2012 at 14:14:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 4° 38' North
Longitude: 34° 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 14:14:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 19° 37' North
Longitude: 102° 18' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.64 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"945.18 miwest0° 04' 29.5"5.15 misouth945.42 mi
24 hours11° 53' 18.5"774.81 mieast2° 14' 39.6"154.37 misouth795.12 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 12:14 PM974 km605 miles526 nmSouth-southeast SSE
FortalezaMon 11:14 AM1029 km639 miles556 nmSouth-southwest SSW
RecifeMon 11:14 AM1409 km875 miles761 nmSouth S
PraiaMon 1:14 PM1662 km1032 miles897 nmNortheast NE
BelémMon 11:14 AM1687 km1048 miles911 nmWest-southwest WSW
CayenneMon 11:14 AM1970 km1224 miles1064 nmWest W
SalvadorMon 11:14 AM1994 km1239 miles1077 nmSouth-southwest SSW
DakarMon 2:14 PM2182 km1356 miles1178 nmEast-northeast ENE
BanjulMon 2:14 PM2204 km1370 miles1190 nmEast-northeast ENE
BissauMon 2:14 PM2238 km1391 miles1209 nmEast-northeast ENE
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