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Day and Night World Map

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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

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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 these coordinates:
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 these coordinates:
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
SarhMon 11:48 AM341 km212 miles184 nmSouth S
NdjamenaMon 11:48 AM381 km237 miles206 nmWest W
MoundouMon 11:48 AM487 km303 miles263 nmSouthwest SW
GarouaMon 11:48 AM650 km404 miles351 nmWest-southwest WSW
BanguiMon 11:48 AM870 km540 miles470 nmSouth S
BimboMon 11:48 AM882 km548 miles476 nmSouth S
BerbératiMon 11:48 AM932 km579 miles503 nmSouth-southwest SSW
KanoMon 11:48 AM1092 km679 miles590 nmWest W
YaoundéMon 11:48 AM1208 km750 miles652 nmSouthwest SW
AbujaMon 11:48 AM1289 km801 miles696 nmWest-southwest WSW
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