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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 Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 13:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 4° 15' South
Longitude: 23° 03' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.66 meters/second, 1665.6 km/hour, 1035.0 miles/hour or 899.3 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"1035.01 miwest0° 00' 57.9"1.10 misouth1034.99 mi
24 hours0° 04' 36.2"5.29 miwest0° 23' 06.9"26.48 misouth27.00 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 13:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 18° 08' North
Longitude: 166° 39' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.07 meters/second, 1537.4 km/hour, 955.3 miles/hour or 830.1 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.6"15.92 miwest0° 00' 05.5"0.11 minorth15.92 mi
1 hour14° 31' 38.4"955.10 miwest0° 05' 34.0"6.38 minorth954.87 mi
24 hours11° 26' 08.6"751.92 mieast1° 49' 33.2"125.60 minorth758.34 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RecifeWed 10:20 AM1376 km855 miles743 nmWest-southwest WSW
FortalezaWed 10:20 AM1725 km1072 miles932 nmWest W
FreetownWed 1:20 PM1781 km1107 miles962 nmNortheast NE
MonroviaWed 1:20 PM1794 km1115 miles969 nmNortheast NE
ConakryWed 1:20 PM1841 km1144 miles994 nmNortheast NE
SalvadorWed 10:20 AM1951 km1212 miles1054 nmWest-southwest WSW
BissauWed 1:20 PM1964 km1221 miles1061 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BanjulWed 1:20 PM2084 km1295 miles1125 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PraiaWed 12:20 PM2120 km1318 miles1145 nmNorth N
DakarWed 1:20 PM2183 km1356 miles1179 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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