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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 12:02:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 59' North, Longitude: 1° 55' West

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' 14.4"26.61 miSouth27.31 mi

## Position of the Moon

On Monday, September 17, 2012 at 12:02:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 43' South, Longitude: 14° 02' East

The ground speed is currently 442.23 meters/second, 1592.0 kilometres/hour, 989.2 miles/hour or 859.6 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' 56.4"989.05 miWest0° 11' 57.3"13.69 miSouth988.88 mi
24 hours13° 04' 04.6"893.50 miEast4° 30' 27.7"309.83 miSouth939.73 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 12:02 PM437 km271 miles236 nm NNE
AbidjanMon 12:02 PM437 km272 miles236 nm NNW
KumasiMon 12:02 PM522 km324 miles282 nm N
DivoMon 12:02 PM573 km356 miles309 nm NW
LoméMon 12:02 PM575 km357 miles311 nm NE
San PédroMon 12:02 PM608 km378 miles328 nm WNW
YamoussoukroMon 12:02 PM652 km405 miles352 nm NW
CotonouMon 1:02 PM684 km425 miles369 nm NE
HarperMon 12:02 PM698 km434 miles377 nm WNW
AtakpaméMon 12:02 PM699 km434 miles378 nm NNE