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Day and Night World Map

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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 13:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 4° 38' South
Longitude: 25° 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 13:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 19° 58' North
Longitude: 157° 38' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.16 meters/second, 1519.8 km/hour, 944.3 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"944.10 miwest0° 03' 25.5"3.93 minorth943.94 mi
24 hours11° 35' 53.5"754.23 mieast0° 56' 13.9"64.48 minorth754.72 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 11:30 AM758 km471 miles409 nmWest W
RecifeThu 10:30 AM1093 km679 miles590 nmWest-southwest WSW
FortalezaThu 10:30 AM1441 km895 miles778 nmWest W
SalvadorThu 10:30 AM1686 km1048 miles910 nmSouthwest SW
FreetownThu 1:30 PM2000 km1243 miles1080 nmNortheast NE
MonroviaThu 1:30 PM2045 km1271 miles1104 nmNortheast NE
ConakryThu 1:30 PM2048 km1273 miles1106 nmNortheast NE
BissauThu 1:30 PM2137 km1328 miles1154 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PraiaThu 12:30 PM2175 km1352 miles1175 nmNorth N
BanjulThu 1:30 PM2237 km1390 miles1208 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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