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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 12:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 37' South, Longitude: 8° 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"1034.48 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 12:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 54' North, Longitude: 140° 42' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.35 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' 11.6"944.53 miwest0° 03' 31.9"4.05 minorth944.36 mi
24 hours11° 35' 30.2"754.14 mieast0° 58' 53.2"67.52 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 12:20 PM1190 km740 miles643 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MonroviaThu 12:20 PM1245 km774 miles672 nmNorth-northwest NNW
JamestownThu 12:20 PM1278 km794 miles690 nmSouth-southeast SSE
YamoussoukroThu 12:20 PM1304 km810 miles704 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AccraThu 12:20 PM1428 km887 miles771 nmNortheast NE
FreetownThu 12:20 PM1556 km967 miles840 nmNorth-northwest NNW
LomeThu 12:20 PM1579 km981 miles852 nmNortheast NE
ConakryThu 12:20 PM1681 km1044 miles907 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Porto NovoThu 1:20 PM1713 km1065 miles925 nmNortheast NE
São ToméThu 12:20 PM1741 km1082 miles940 nmEast-northeast ENE
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