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Sun to bring light to 99 percent of world's population at once Saturday

By Matthew Cappucci

07 Jul 2023 · 2 min read

informed Summary

  1. A 1:15 p.m. CET today, almost everyone on our planet will experience daylight or twilight simultaneously.

Once in a while, viral memes and outlandish Reddit claims turn out to be true.

In 2022, a claim circulated on social media asserting that, on July 8, 99 percent of the world's population would experience daylight or twilight simultaneously; in other words, only 1 percent of the world's population would be located where it was nighttime.

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