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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

See where the moon is over the horizon

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Map notes

Position of the Sun

On Monday, September 17, 2012 at 12:02:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 1° 59' North
Longitude: 2° 11' West

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"1037.27 miwest0° 00' 58.1"1.11 misouth1037.27 mi
24 hours0° 05' 20.0"6.14 miwest0° 23' 14.4"26.62 misouth27.32 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, September 17, 2012 at 12:02:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 8° 43' South
Longitude: 13° 46' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.22 meters/second, 1592.0 km/hour, 989.2 miles/hour or 859.6 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' 56.2"989.11 miwest0° 11' 57.3"13.69 misouth988.94 mi
24 hours13° 04' 06.1"893.58 mieast4° 30' 26.0"309.82 misouth939.80 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AbidjanMon 12:02 PM421 km262 miles227 nmNorth-northwest NNW
AccraMon 12:02 PM451 km280 miles244 nmNorth-northeast NNE
KumasiMon 12:02 PM525 km326 miles283 nmNorth N
LomeMon 12:02 PM594 km369 miles321 nmNortheast NE
YamoussoukroMon 12:02 PM635 km395 miles343 nmNorth-northwest NNW
BouakéMon 12:02 PM705 km438 miles381 nmNorth-northwest NNW
CotonouMon 1:02 PM706 km439 miles381 nmNortheast NE
Porto NovoMon 1:02 PM744 km462 miles402 nmNortheast NE
LagosMon 1:02 PM788 km490 miles426 nmNortheast NE
TamaleMon 12:02 PM834 km518 miles450 nmNorth N
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