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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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Map notes

Position of the Sun

On Monday, September 17, 2012 at 11:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 1° 59' North
Longitude: 1° 19' 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"1037.26 miwest0° 00' 58.1"1.11 misouth1037.27 mi
24 hours0° 05' 20.0"6.14 miwest0° 23' 14.3"26.62 misouth27.32 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, September 17, 2012 at 11:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 8° 41' South
Longitude: 17° 08' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.28 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' 57.0"989.25 miwest0° 11' 58.0"13.71 misouth989.08 mi
24 hours13° 03' 48.2"893.35 mieast4° 30' 47.8"310.23 misouth939.73 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 AM428 km266 miles231 nmNorth-northwest NNW
LomeMon 11:48 AM458 km285 miles247 nmNorth N
CotonouMon 12:48 PM500 km311 miles270 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Porto NovoMon 12:48 PM525 km326 miles283 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LagosMon 12:48 PM543 km337 miles293 nmNorth-northeast NNE
KumasiMon 11:48 AM614 km381 miles331 nmNorth-northwest NNW
AbeokutaMon 12:48 PM615 km382 miles332 nmNorth-northeast NNE
São ToméMon 11:48 AM630 km391 miles340 nmEast-southeast ESE
IbadanMon 12:48 PM661 km411 miles357 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Benin CityMon 12:48 PM679 km422 miles366 nmNortheast NE
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