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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 areas 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 12:20:00 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).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 12:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 37' South, Longitude: 7° 51' West

The ground speed is currently 462.43 meters/second, 1664.8 kilometres/hour, 1034.4 miles/hour or 898.9 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Sun 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 12:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 54' North, Longitude: 140° 26' West

The ground speed is currently 422.36 meters/second, 1520.5 kilometres/hour, 944.8 miles/hour or 821.0 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Moon 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' 11.6"944.47 miWest0° 03' 32.0"4.05 miNorth944.30 mi
24 hours11° 35' 30.0"754.08 miEast0° 58' 55.7"67.57 miNorth754.74 mi

Locations With the Sun Near Its Zenith

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

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LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Georgetown (Ascension Island)Thu 12:20 PM813 km505 miles439 nmWest-southwest WSW
HarperThu 12:20 PM994 km618 miles537 nmNorth N
AbidjanThu 12:20 PM1179 km732 miles636 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MonroviaThu 12:20 PM1253 km779 miles677 nmNorth-northwest NNW
JamestownThu 12:20 PM1272 km790 miles687 nmSouth S
YamoussoukroThu 12:20 PM1297 km806 miles700 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AccraThu 12:20 PM1409 km876 miles761 nmNortheast NE
LoméThu 12:20 PM1559 km968 miles842 nmNortheast NE
FreetownThu 12:20 PM1568 km974 miles847 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Porto NovoThu 1:20 PM1692 km1051 miles914 nmNortheast NE

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