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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 = Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 12:08:00 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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= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 12:08:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 37' South, Longitude: 4° 51' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.43 meters/second, 1664.8 km/hour, 1034.4 miles/hour or 898.9 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.24 miWest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 miSouth17.24 mi
1 hour15° 00' 11.4"1034.42 miWest0° 00' 57.6"1.10 miSouth1034.41 mi
24 hours0° 04' 30.8"5.19 miWest0° 23' 03.8"26.41 miSouth26.92 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 12:08:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 53' North, Longitude: 137° 31' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.39 meters/second, 1520.6 km/hour, 944.9 miles/hour or 821.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.1"15.75 miWest0° 00' 03.5"0.07 miNorth15.75 mi
1 hour14° 31' 11.8"944.55 miWest0° 03' 33.1"4.07 miNorth944.38 mi
24 hours11° 35' 25.9"754.07 miEast0° 59' 23.1"68.09 miNorth754.76 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AbidjanThu 12:08 PM1103 km685 miles595 nmNorth N
AccraThu 12:08 PM1237 km768 miles668 nmNorth-northeast NNE
JamestownThu 12:08 PM1254 km780 miles677 nmSouth S
YamoussoukroThu 12:08 PM1265 km786 miles683 nmNorth N
LomeThu 12:08 PM1366 km849 miles738 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MonroviaThu 12:08 PM1378 km856 miles744 nmNorth-northwest NNW
São ToméThu 12:08 PM1399 km870 miles756 nmEast-northeast ENE
Porto NovoThu 1:08 PM1482 km921 miles800 nmNortheast NE
LagosThu 1:08 PM1526 km948 miles824 nmNortheast NE
LibrevilleThu 1:08 PM1684 km1047 miles910 nmEast-northeast ENE

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