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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

UTC time = Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 1:20:00 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).

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= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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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: 22° 51' 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"1034.39 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 13:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 57' North, Longitude: 154° 57' 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"944.10 miWest0° 03' 26.6"3.95 miNorth943.94 mi
24 hours11° 35' 49.7"754.16 miEast0° 56' 39.3"64.96 miNorth754.68 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 AM1385 km860 miles748 nmWest-southwest WSW
FortalezaThu 10:20 AM1749 km1087 miles944 nmWest W
FreetownThu 1:20 PM1802 km1119 miles973 nmNortheast NE
MonroviaThu 1:20 PM1805 km1122 miles975 nmNortheast NE
ConakryThu 1:20 PM1864 km1158 miles1007 nmNorth-northeast NNE
SalvadorThu 10:20 AM1949 km1211 miles1053 nmWest-southwest WSW
BissauThu 1:20 PM1994 km1239 miles1077 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BanjulThu 1:20 PM2117 km1315 miles1143 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PraiaThu 12:20 PM2164 km1344 miles1168 nmNorth N
DakarThu 1:20 PM2217 km1378 miles1197 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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