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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 12:18:00 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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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° 21' 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"1034.41 miWest0° 00' 57.6"1.10 miSouth1034.40 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 12:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 54' North, Longitude: 139° 56' 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"944.48 miWest0° 03' 32.2"4.06 miNorth944.32 mi
24 hours11° 35' 29.3"754.08 miEast0° 59' 00.4"67.65 miNorth754.74 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 PM1160 km721 miles626 nmNorth-northeast NNE
JamestownThu 12:18 PM1263 km785 miles682 nmSouth S
MonroviaThu 12:18 PM1269 km788 miles685 nmNorth-northwest NNW
YamoussoukroThu 12:18 PM1286 km799 miles694 nmNorth N
AccraThu 12:18 PM1376 km855 miles743 nmNortheast NE
LomeThu 12:18 PM1523 km946 miles822 nmNortheast NE
FreetownThu 12:18 PM1590 km988 miles858 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Porto NovoThu 1:18 PM1654 km1028 miles893 nmNortheast NE
São ToméThu 12:18 PM1659 km1031 miles896 nmEast-northeast ENE
LagosThu 1:18 PM1706 km1060 miles921 nmNortheast NE

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