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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

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Position of the Sun

On Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 13:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 01' North, Longitude: 29° 08' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.94 meters/second, 1670.2 km/hour, 1037.8 miles/hour or 901.8 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.30 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 misouth17.30 mi
1 hour15° 00' 13.1"1037.89 miwest0° 00' 58.3"1.11 misouth1037.89 mi
24 hours0° 05' 15.1"6.06 miwest0° 23' 21.4"26.75 misouth27.43 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 13:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 55' South, Longitude: 57° 26' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 416.53 meters/second, 1499.5 km/hour, 931.8 miles/hour or 809.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.8"15.53 miwest0° 00' 01.8"0.04 minorth15.53 mi
1 hour14° 24' 53.4"931.52 miwest0° 01' 58.0"2.25 minorth931.62 mi
24 hours13° 49' 33.1"893.48 mieast1° 23' 13.8"95.43 minorth902.58 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Fernando de NoronhaSat 11:48 AM566 km352 miles306 nmSouthwest SW
RecifeSat 10:48 AM1101 km684 miles594 nmSouthwest SW
FortalezaSat 10:48 AM1130 km702 miles610 nmWest-southwest WSW
PraiaSat 12:48 PM1760 km1094 miles951 nmNorth-northeast NNE
SalvadorSat 10:48 AM1768 km1098 miles955 nmSouthwest SW
BissauSat 1:48 PM1990 km1237 miles1074 nmNortheast NE
FreetownSat 1:48 PM1997 km1241 miles1078 nmEast-northeast ENE
ConakrySat 1:48 PM2006 km1246 miles1083 nmEast-northeast ENE
BanjulSat 1:48 PM2032 km1262 miles1097 nmNortheast NE
DakarSat 1:48 PM2071 km1287 miles1118 nmNortheast NE
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