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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 = Sunday, September 23, 2012 at 1:48:00 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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Position of the Sun

On Sunday, September 23, 2012 at 13:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 22' South, Longitude: 28° 57' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.93 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' 13.0"1037.79 miWest0° 00' 58.3"1.11 miSouth1037.79 mi
24 hours0° 05' 13.3"6.02 miWest0° 23' 21.7"26.75 miSouth27.42 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, September 23, 2012 at 13:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 32' South, Longitude: 71° 32' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.83 meters/second, 1515.0 km/hour, 941.4 miles/hour or 818.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.1"15.69 miWest0° 00' 05.0"0.09 miNorth15.69 mi
1 hour14° 26' 06.9"941.11 miWest0° 05' 01.3"5.76 miNorth941.37 mi
24 hours13° 15' 21.1"864.26 miEast2° 30' 52.6"172.95 miNorth887.69 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 NoronhaSun 11:48 AM546 km339 miles295 nmSouthwest SW
RecifeSun 10:48 AM1076 km669 miles581 nmSouthwest SW
FortalezaSun 10:48 AM1128 km701 miles609 nmWest-southwest WSW
SalvadorSun 10:48 AM1747 km1085 miles943 nmSouthwest SW
PraiaSun 12:48 PM1794 km1115 miles969 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FreetownSun 1:48 PM1999 km1242 miles1080 nmEast-northeast ENE
BissauSun 1:48 PM2003 km1245 miles1082 nmNortheast NE
ConakrySun 1:48 PM2011 km1250 miles1086 nmEast-northeast ENE
BanjulSun 1:48 PM2049 km1273 miles1107 nmNortheast NE
DakarSun 1:48 PM2092 km1300 miles1130 nmNortheast NE

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