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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.

Map showing day and night parts of the world

UTC time = Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at 10:48:00 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).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at 10:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 37' North, Longitude: 16° 30' East

The ground speed is currently 463.76 meters/second, 1669.5 kilometres/hour, 1037.4 miles/hour or 901.5 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"1037.40 miWest0° 00' 58.1"1.11 miSouth1037.41 mi
24 hours0° 05' 19.6"6.14 miWest0° 23' 16.4"26.65 miSouth27.35 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at 10:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 01' South, Longitude: 44° 55' East

The ground speed is currently 435.33 meters/second, 1567.2 kilometres/hour, 973.8 miles/hour or 846.2 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' 26.6"16.23 miWest0° 00' 10.5"0.20 miSouth16.23 mi
1 hour14° 26' 43.2"973.57 miWest0° 10' 28.8"12.01 miSouth973.30 mi
24 hours13° 33' 26.8"913.75 miEast3° 46' 09.9"259.16 miSouth942.46 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
OuéssoTue 11:48 AM51 km31 miles27 nmWest W
ImpfondoTue 11:48 AM173 km107 miles93 nmEast E
MbandakaTue 11:48 AM260 km162 miles141 nmSoutheast SE
BerbératiTue 11:48 AM303 km188 miles164 nmNorth-northwest NNW
BimboTue 11:48 AM360 km224 miles194 nmNortheast NE
BanguiTue 11:48 AM380 km236 miles205 nmNortheast NE
BertouaTue 11:48 AM453 km282 miles245 nmNorthwest NW
FrancevilleTue 11:48 AM485 km301 miles262 nmSouthwest SW
BozoumTue 11:48 AM520 km323 miles281 nmNorth N
EbebiyínTue 11:48 AM579 km360 miles313 nmWest W

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