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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 areas of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night.

= The Sun's position directly overhead (zenith) in relation to an observer.

= The Moon's position at its zenith in relation to an observer (Moon phase is not shown).

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

See where the Moon is over the horizon

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## Position of the Sun

On Monday, September 17, 2012 at 11:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 59' North, Longitude: 1° 35' East

The ground speed is currently 463.67 meters/second, 1669.2 kilometres/hour, 1037.2 miles/hour or 901.3 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Sun 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"1037.19 miWest0° 00' 58.1"1.11 miSouth1037.20 mi
24 hours0° 05' 20.0"6.14 miWest0° 23' 14.3"26.61 miSouth27.31 mi

## Position of the Moon

On Monday, September 17, 2012 at 11:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 40' South, Longitude: 17° 25' East

The ground speed is currently 442.29 meters/second, 1592.2 kilometres/hour, 989.4 miles/hour or 859.7 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Moon compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.9"16.49 miWest0° 00' 12.0"0.23 miSouth16.49 mi
1 hour14° 27' 57.1"989.19 miWest0° 11' 58.0"13.71 miSouth989.02 mi
24 hours13° 03' 46.7"893.27 miEast4° 30' 49.5"310.24 miSouth939.66 mi

## Locations With the Sun Near Its Zenith

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

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LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AccraMon 11:48 AM441 km274 miles238 nm NNW
LoméMon 11:48 AM460 km286 miles248 nm N
CotonouMon 12:48 PM494 km307 miles267 nm N
Porto NovoMon 12:48 PM511 km317 miles276 nm NNE
LagosMon 12:48 PM531 km330 miles287 nm NNE
BohiconMon 12:48 PM576 km358 miles311 nm N
São ToméMon 11:48 AM600 km373 miles324 nm ESE
AbeokutaMon 12:48 PM604 km375 miles326 nm NNE
AtakpaméMon 11:48 AM615 km382 miles332 nm N
KumasiMon 11:48 AM631 km392 miles341 nm NW