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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 12:18:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 37' South, Longitude: 7° 38' 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 misouth1034.47 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 12:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 54' North, Longitude: 140° 13' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.36 meters/second, 1520.5 km/hour, 944.8 miles/hour or 821.0 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' 11.7"944.54 miwest0° 03' 32.1"4.06 minorth944.38 mi
24 hours11° 35' 29.6"754.14 mieast0° 58' 57.8"67.61 minorth754.79 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AbidjanThu 12:18 PM1170 km727 miles632 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MonroviaThu 12:18 PM1260 km783 miles680 nmNorth-northwest NNW
JamestownThu 12:18 PM1268 km788 miles685 nmSouth S
YamoussoukroThu 12:18 PM1292 km803 miles697 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AccraThu 12:18 PM1394 km866 miles753 nmNortheast NE
LomeThu 12:18 PM1543 km959 miles833 nmNortheast NE
FreetownThu 12:18 PM1577 km980 miles852 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Porto NovoThu 1:18 PM1675 km1041 miles904 nmNortheast NE
São ToméThu 12:18 PM1688 km1049 miles912 nmEast-northeast ENE
ConakryThu 12:18 PM1702 km1057 miles919 nmNorth-northwest NNW
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