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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 = Monday, August 20, 2012 at 10:48:00 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).

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Position of the Sun

On Monday, August 20, 2012 at 10:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 14' North, Longitude: 18° 50' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 453.45 meters/second, 1632.4 km/hour, 1014.3 miles/hour or 881.4 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"16.91 miWest0° 00' 00.8"0.02 miSouth16.91 mi
1 hour15° 00' 09.0"1014.21 miWest0° 00' 49.8"0.95 miSouth1014.24 mi
24 hours0° 03' 41.3"4.16 miWest0° 20' 00.0"22.91 miSouth23.29 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, August 20, 2012 at 10:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 16' South, Longitude: 50° 22' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.34 meters/second, 1606.8 km/hour, 998.4 miles/hour or 867.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.5"16.64 miWest0° 00' 12.3"0.24 miSouth16.64 mi
1 hour14° 29' 36.0"998.28 miWest0° 12' 23.7"14.20 miSouth998.21 mi
24 hours12° 20' 46.5"850.40 miEast4° 47' 56.8"329.80 miSouth908.12 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MongoMon 11:48 AM16 km10 miles9 nmWest-southwest WSW
AbéchéMon 11:48 AM281 km174 miles152 nmNortheast NE
MoussoroMon 11:48 AM298 km185 miles161 nmWest-northwest WNW
SarhMon 11:48 AM344 km214 miles186 nmSouth S
NdjamenaMon 11:48 AM411 km255 miles222 nmWest W
BiraoMon 11:48 AM482 km299 miles260 nmEast-southeast ESE
MoundouMon 11:48 AM505 km314 miles273 nmSouthwest SW
MarouaMon 11:48 AM523 km325 miles282 nmWest-southwest WSW
Kaga-BandoroMon 11:48 AM580 km360 miles313 nmSouth S
MaiduguriMon 11:48 AM619 km385 miles335 nmWest W

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