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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 1:28:00 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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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 13:28:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 38' South, Longitude: 24° 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 miSouth1034.37 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 13:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 58' North, Longitude: 156° 53' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.17 meters/second, 1519.8 km/hour, 944.4 miles/hour or 820.6 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' 10.4"944.05 miWest0° 03' 25.8"3.93 miNorth943.89 mi
24 hours11° 35' 52.4"754.17 miEast0° 56' 21.0"64.61 miNorth754.67 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Fernando de NoronhaThu 11:28 AM845 km525 miles456 nmWest W
RecifeThu 10:28 AM1174 km729 miles634 nmWest-southwest WSW
FortalezaThu 10:28 AM1521 km945 miles821 nmWest W
SalvadorThu 10:28 AM1759 km1093 miles950 nmWest-southwest WSW
FreetownThu 1:28 PM1942 km1206 miles1048 nmNortheast NE
MonroviaThu 1:28 PM1976 km1228 miles1067 nmNortheast NE
ConakryThu 1:28 PM1994 km1239 miles1076 nmNortheast NE
BissauThu 1:28 PM2093 km1301 miles1130 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PraiaThu 12:28 PM2168 km1347 miles1170 nmNorth N
BanjulThu 1:28 PM2200 km1367 miles1188 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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