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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 1:30:00 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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= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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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 Latitude: 4° 38' South, Longitude: 25° 21' 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 13:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 58' North, Longitude: 157° 22' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.16 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"944.04 miWest0° 03' 25.7"3.93 miNorth943.88 mi
24 hours11° 35' 53.0"754.18 miEast0° 56' 16.6"64.52 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 11:30 AM790 km491 miles427 nmWest W
RecifeThu 10:30 AM1122 km697 miles606 nmWest-southwest WSW
FortalezaThu 10:30 AM1465 km911 miles791 nmWest W
SalvadorThu 10:30 AM1713 km1064 miles925 nmWest-southwest WSW
FreetownThu 1:30 PM1979 km1230 miles1069 nmNortheast NE
MonroviaThu 1:30 PM2020 km1255 miles1091 nmNortheast NE
ConakryThu 1:30 PM2029 km1261 miles1095 nmNortheast NE
BissauThu 1:30 PM2121 km1318 miles1145 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PraiaThu 12:30 PM2172 km1350 miles1173 nmNorth N
BanjulThu 1:30 PM2223 km1381 miles1200 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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