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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.

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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° 33' 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"1014.28 miwest0° 00' 49.8"0.95 misouth1014.31 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° 06' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.33 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' 35.8"998.34 miwest0° 12' 23.6"14.20 misouth998.28 mi
24 hours12° 20' 47.6"850.48 mieast4° 47' 55.7"329.80 misouth908.19 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 miles8 nmEast-southeast ESE
MoussoroMon 11:48 AM273 km170 miles147 nmNorthwest NW
AbéchéMon 11:48 AM305 km189 miles165 nmNortheast NE
SarhMon 11:48 AM341 km212 miles184 nmSouth S
NdjamenaMon 11:48 AM381 km237 miles206 nmWest W
MoundouMon 11:48 AM487 km303 miles263 nmSouthwest SW
MarouaMon 11:48 AM494 km307 miles267 nmWest-southwest WSW
BiraoMon 11:48 AM509 km317 miles275 nmEast-southeast ESE
Kaga-BandoroMon 11:48 AM582 km362 miles314 nmSouth S
MaiduguriMon 11:48 AM589 km366 miles318 nmWest W
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