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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 = Saturday, September 7, 2013 at 11:40:00 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 Saturday, September 7, 2013 at 11:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 54' North, Longitude: 4° 30' East

The ground speed is currently 461.50 meters/second, 1661.4 kilometres/hour, 1032.3 miles/hour or 897.1 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"17.21 miWest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 miSouth17.21 mi
1 hour15° 00' 12.8"1032.31 miWest0° 00' 56.3"1.07 miSouth1032.33 mi
24 hours0° 05' 08.4"5.89 miWest0° 22' 33.0"25.82 miSouth26.49 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, September 7, 2013 at 11:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 53' South, Longitude: 25° 29' East

The ground speed is currently 446.66 meters/second, 1608.0 kilometres/hour, 999.2 miles/hour or 868.2 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' 31.1"16.65 miWest0° 00' 10.5"0.20 miSouth16.65 mi
1 hour14° 31' 10.4"999.03 miWest0° 10' 36.2"12.15 miSouth998.94 mi
24 hours11° 44' 24.1"807.79 miEast4° 06' 07.5"281.90 miSouth852.10 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
Benin CitySat 12:40 PM134 km83 miles73 nmEast-northeast ENE
LagosSat 12:40 PM141 km88 miles76 nmWest-northwest WNW
WarriSat 12:40 PM146 km91 miles79 nmEast-southeast ESE
IbadanSat 12:40 PM175 km109 miles95 nmNorth-northwest NNW
AbeokutaSat 12:40 PM188 km117 miles102 nmNorthwest NW
OsogboSat 12:40 PM207 km129 miles112 nmNorth N
Porto NovoSat 12:40 PM218 km135 miles118 nmWest-northwest WNW
CotonouSat 12:40 PM234 km145 miles126 nmWest-northwest WNW
AsabaSat 12:40 PM249 km155 miles135 nmEast E
OwerriSat 12:40 PM285 km177 miles154 nmEast E

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