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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 13:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 38' South, Longitude: 23° 08' 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 13:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 57' North, Longitude: 155° 13' 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"944.16 miwest0° 03' 26.4"3.95 minorth944.00 mi
24 hours11° 35' 50.2"754.22 mieast0° 56' 36.8"64.91 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 10:20 AM1355 km842 miles732 nmWest-southwest WSW
FortalezaThu 10:20 AM1718 km1068 miles928 nmWest W
FreetownThu 1:20 PM1820 km1131 miles983 nmNortheast NE
MonroviaThu 1:20 PM1828 km1136 miles987 nmNortheast NE
ConakryThu 1:20 PM1881 km1169 miles1016 nmNorth-northeast NNE
SalvadorThu 10:20 AM1922 km1195 miles1038 nmWest-southwest WSW
BissauThu 1:20 PM2006 km1247 miles1083 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BanjulThu 1:20 PM2127 km1322 miles1149 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PraiaThu 12:20 PM2163 km1344 miles1168 nmNorth N
DakarThu 1:20 PM2226 km1383 miles1202 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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