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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 Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 12:08:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 37' South, Longitude: 5° 08' 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"1034.49 miwest0° 00' 57.6"1.10 misouth1034.48 mi
24 hours0° 04' 30.8"5.19 miwest0° 23' 03.8"26.42 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° 47' 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"944.60 miwest0° 03' 33.0"4.07 minorth944.44 mi
24 hours11° 35' 26.2"754.12 mieast0° 59' 20.6"68.04 minorth754.81 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 PM1106 km687 miles597 nmNorth N
AccraThu 12:08 PM1250 km777 miles675 nmNorth-northeast NNE
JamestownThu 12:08 PM1253 km778 miles676 nmSouth S
YamoussoukroThu 12:08 PM1265 km786 miles683 nmNorth N
MonroviaThu 12:08 PM1364 km847 miles736 nmNorth-northwest NNW
LomeThu 12:08 PM1382 km859 miles746 nmNorth-northeast NNE
São ToméThu 12:08 PM1428 km887 miles771 nmEast-northeast ENE
Porto NovoThu 1:08 PM1500 km932 miles810 nmNortheast NE
LagosThu 1:08 PM1545 km960 miles834 nmNortheast NE
FreetownThu 12:08 PM1706 km1060 miles921 nmNorth-northwest NNW
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