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Surprise: Why today at 1:15 pm we are going to experience a unique moment on Earth

Surprise: Why today at 1:15 pm we are going to experience a unique moment on Earth

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At noon a rare event occurs: 99% of the world’s population will be under the sun at the same time.

This is an exceptional event on Friday 8th July. At 1:15 PM French time, 99% of the Earth’s population will receive sunlight.

According to the website Earthsky“All the most populous regions of the world will receive some sunlight at the time in question. These include North America, South America, Europe, Africa, and most of the world. ‘Asia.”

Tomorrow, at 1:15 PM, it will be daylight for 99% of the planet’s inhabitants. That’s great, it only happens once a year! https://t.co/5C2MW78gqj

— Eric Lagadec (@EricLagadec) July 7, 2022

At the same time, “7.7 billion people – about 99% of us – will be in the sunlight of the planet. More than 6.4 billion of them will be in daylight, while more than 1.2 billion will experience twilight,” the scientists explain.

A completely black sky

However, some people on our planet never really get sunlight. Indeed some would face the sky as a “twilight of total blackness.”

“A few hundred million people on the sunny side of the Earth would think it was nighttime,” the site explains.

“256.8 million people, or about 3% of the world’s population, are too far behind the curve to see sunlight,” the scientists report.

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