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Subsolar point
A basic diagram showing the location of the subsolar point on the Earth's surface. The angle between the sun and the local ground level is always 90° at the subsolar point.

The subsolar point on a planet is when its sun looks like it is directly overhead (in zenith). For planets with a rotation like the Earth's, the subsolar point will move westward, circling the globe once a day.

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