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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 Monday, September 17, 2012 at 10:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 00' North, Longitude: 16° 19' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.66 meters/second, 1669.2 km/hour, 1037.2 miles/hour or 901.3 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.29 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 misouth17.29 mi
1 hour15° 00' 13.3"1037.25 miwest0° 00' 58.1"1.11 misouth1037.26 mi
24 hours0° 05' 20.0"6.14 miwest0° 23' 14.2"26.61 misouth27.31 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, September 17, 2012 at 10:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 29' South, Longitude: 31° 36' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.54 meters/second, 1593.2 km/hour, 989.9 miles/hour or 860.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.9"16.50 miwest0° 00' 12.0"0.23 misouth16.50 mi
1 hour14° 28' 00.0"989.83 miwest0° 12' 00.7"13.76 misouth989.66 mi
24 hours13° 02' 31.1"892.36 mieast4° 32' 19.9"311.99 misouth939.47 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
OuéssoMon 11:48 AM52 km33 miles28 nmSouthwest SW
ImpfondoMon 11:48 AM199 km124 miles107 nmEast-southeast ESE
BerbératiMon 11:48 AM256 km159 miles138 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MbandakaMon 11:48 AM305 km190 miles165 nmSoutheast SE
BimboMon 11:48 AM340 km211 miles184 nmNortheast NE
BanguiMon 11:48 AM361 km224 miles195 nmNortheast NE
BertouaMon 11:48 AM408 km253 miles220 nmNorthwest NW
BozoumMon 11:48 AM477 km296 miles257 nmNorth N
FrancevilleMon 11:48 AM504 km313 miles272 nmSouthwest SW
EbebiyínMon 11:48 AM555 km345 miles300 nmWest W
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