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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 = Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 12:18:00 PM.

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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 Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 12:18:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 14' South, Longitude: 7° 16' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.67 meters/second, 1665.6 km/hour, 1035.0 miles/hour or 899.4 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.25 miWest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 miSouth17.25 mi
1 hour15° 00' 11.5"1034.96 miWest0° 00' 57.9"1.10 miSouth1034.95 mi
24 hours0° 04' 36.5"5.30 miWest0° 23' 07.2"26.48 miSouth27.00 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 12:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 02' North, Longitude: 151° 22' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.32 meters/second, 1538.3 km/hour, 955.9 miles/hour or 830.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.6"15.93 miWest0° 00' 05.6"0.11 miNorth15.93 mi
1 hour14° 31' 39.8"955.60 miWest0° 05' 39.3"6.48 miNorth955.36 mi
24 hours11° 25' 38.9"751.75 miEast1° 51' 46.8"128.14 miNorth758.54 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
San PédroWed 12:18 PM995 km619 miles537 nmNorth N
AbidjanWed 12:18 PM1117 km694 miles603 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MonroviaWed 12:18 PM1231 km765 miles665 nmNorth-northwest NNW
YamoussoukroWed 12:18 PM1242 km772 miles671 nmNorth N
JamestownWed 12:18 PM1304 km810 miles704 nmSouth S
AccraWed 12:18 PM1337 km831 miles722 nmNortheast NE
LomeWed 12:18 PM1485 km923 miles802 nmNortheast NE
FreetownWed 12:18 PM1555 km966 miles839 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Porto NovoWed 1:18 PM1617 km1005 miles873 nmNortheast NE
São ToméWed 12:18 PM1638 km1018 miles884 nmEast-northeast ENE

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