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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 13:18:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 38' South, Longitude: 22° 38' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.42 meters/second, 1664.7 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"1034.46 miwest0° 00' 57.6"1.10 misouth1034.45 mi
24 hours0° 04' 30.6"5.18 miwest0° 23' 03.6"26.41 misouth26.92 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 13:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 57' North, Longitude: 154° 44' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.19 meters/second, 1519.9 km/hour, 944.4 miles/hour or 820.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.1"15.74 miwest0° 00' 03.4"0.07 minorth15.74 mi
1 hour14° 31' 10.5"944.17 miwest0° 03' 26.6"3.95 minorth944.01 mi
24 hours11° 35' 49.6"754.21 mieast0° 56' 41.3"65.00 minorth754.73 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RecifeThu 10:18 AM1408 km875 miles760 nmWest-southwest WSW
FortalezaThu 10:18 AM1774 km1102 miles958 nmWest W
FreetownThu 1:18 PM1787 km1110 miles965 nmNortheast NE
MonroviaThu 1:18 PM1787 km1110 miles965 nmNortheast NE
ConakryThu 1:18 PM1851 km1150 miles999 nmNorth-northeast NNE
SalvadorThu 10:18 AM1971 km1225 miles1064 nmWest-southwest WSW
BissauThu 1:18 PM1984 km1233 miles1071 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BanjulThu 1:18 PM2109 km1310 miles1139 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PraiaThu 12:18 PM2164 km1345 miles1169 nmNorth N
DakarThu 1:18 PM2211 km1374 miles1194 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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