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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

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Position of the Sun

On Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 13:28:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 15' South, Longitude: 25° 03' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.66 meters/second, 1665.6 km/hour, 1034.9 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"1035.00 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 13:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 09' North, Longitude: 168° 35' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.03 meters/second, 1537.3 km/hour, 955.2 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' 31.5"15.92 miwest0° 00' 05.5"0.11 minorth15.92 mi
1 hour14° 31' 38.3"955.03 miwest0° 05' 33.4"6.37 minorth954.80 mi
24 hours11° 26' 12.2"751.93 mieast1° 49' 16.2"125.27 minorth758.31 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Fernando de NoronhaWed 11:28 AM818 km508 miles442 nmWest W
RecifeWed 10:28 AM1168 km726 miles631 nmWest-southwest WSW
FortalezaWed 10:28 AM1503 km934 miles812 nmWest W
SalvadorWed 10:28 AM1763 km1096 miles952 nmSouthwest SW
FreetownWed 1:28 PM1925 km1196 miles1040 nmNortheast NE
MonroviaWed 1:28 PM1968 km1223 miles1063 nmNortheast NE
ConakryWed 1:28 PM1975 km1227 miles1066 nmNortheast NE
BissauWed 1:28 PM2067 km1285 miles1116 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PraiaWed 12:28 PM2127 km1321 miles1148 nmNorth N
BanjulWed 1:28 PM2170 km1349 miles1172 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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