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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 17, 2012 at 11:48:00 AM.

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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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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 of the movement is currently 463.67 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"1037.19 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 of the movement is currently 442.29 meters/second, 1592.2 km/hour, 989.4 miles/hour or 859.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.9"16.49 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 zenith

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

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

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