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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 1:18:00 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).

= 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 13:18:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 38' South, Longitude: 22° 21' 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' 03.6"26.41 miSouth26.91 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° 28' West

The ground speed is currently 422.20 meters/second, 1519.9 kilometres/hour, 944.4 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' 10.6"944.11 miWest0° 03' 26.7"3.95 miNorth943.95 mi
24 hours11° 35' 49.1"754.16 miEast0° 56' 43.8"65.04 miNorth754.68 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 1:18 PM951 km591 miles514 nmEast-southeast ESE
RecifeThu 10:18 AM1438 km894 miles777 nmWest-southwest WSW
MonroviaThu 1:18 PM1764 km1096 miles953 nmNortheast NE
FreetownThu 1:18 PM1769 km1099 miles955 nmNortheast NE
FortalezaThu 10:18 AM1798 km1117 miles971 nmWest W
ConakryThu 1:18 PM1834 km1140 miles990 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BissauThu 1:18 PM1972 km1225 miles1065 nmNorth-northeast NNE
SalvadorThu 10:18 AM1999 km1242 miles1079 nmWest-southwest WSW
BanjulThu 1:18 PM2099 km1305 miles1134 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PraiaThu 12:18 PM2166 km1346 miles1169 nmNorth N

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