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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 12:02:00 PM.

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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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= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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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 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' 14.4"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 of the movement is currently 442.23 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' 56.4"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 zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AccraMon 12:02 PM437 km271 miles236 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AbidjanMon 12:02 PM437 km272 miles236 nmNorth-northwest NNW
KumasiMon 12:02 PM522 km324 miles282 nmNorth N
DivoMon 12:02 PM573 km356 miles309 nmNorthwest NW
LoméMon 12:02 PM575 km357 miles311 nmNortheast NE
San PédroMon 12:02 PM608 km378 miles328 nmWest-northwest WNW
YamoussoukroMon 12:02 PM652 km405 miles352 nmNorthwest NW
CotonouMon 1:02 PM684 km425 miles369 nmNortheast NE
AtakpaméMon 12:02 PM699 km434 miles378 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Porto NovoMon 1:02 PM708 km440 miles382 nmNortheast NE

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