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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 1:08:00 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 13:08:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 38' South, Longitude: 19° 51' West

The ground speed is currently 462.42 meters/second, 1664.7 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"1034.39 miWest0° 00' 57.6"1.10 miSouth1034.38 mi
24 hours0° 04' 30.6"5.18 miWest0° 23' 03.7"26.41 miSouth26.92 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 13:08:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 57' North, Longitude: 152° 02' West

The ground speed is currently 422.22 meters/second, 1520.0 kilometres/hour, 944.5 miles/hour or 820.7 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"15.74 miWest0° 00' 03.4"0.07 miNorth15.74 mi
1 hour14° 31' 10.7"944.17 miWest0° 03' 27.6"3.97 miNorth944.01 mi
24 hours11° 35' 45.8"754.15 miEast0° 57' 06.7"65.48 miNorth754.69 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 1:08 PM704 km437 miles380 nmEast-southeast ESE
MonroviaThu 1:08 PM1574 km978 miles850 nmNortheast NE
FreetownThu 1:08 PM1626 km1010 miles878 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ConakryThu 1:08 PM1706 km1060 miles921 nmNorth-northeast NNE
RecifeThu 10:08 AM1707 km1061 miles922 nmWest-southwest WSW
BissauThu 1:08 PM1884 km1171 miles1017 nmNorth-northeast NNE
JamestownThu 1:08 PM1987 km1235 miles1073 nmSoutheast SE
BanjulThu 1:08 PM2032 km1263 miles1097 nmNorth N
YamoussoukroThu 1:08 PM2056 km1277 miles1110 nmNortheast NE
FortalezaThu 10:08 AM2075 km1289 miles1120 nmWest W

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