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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 1:38:00 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 13:38:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 38' South, Longitude: 27° 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"1034.38 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 13:38:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 58' North, Longitude: 159° 18' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.14 meters/second, 1519.7 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' 10.3"943.99 miWest0° 03' 24.8"3.92 miNorth943.83 mi
24 hours11° 35' 55.7"754.19 miEast0° 55' 58.4"64.17 miNorth754.66 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 11:38 AM570 km354 miles308 nmWest W
RecifeThu 10:38 AM916 km569 miles495 nmWest-southwest WSW
FortalezaThu 10:38 AM1244 km773 miles672 nmWest W
SalvadorThu 10:38 AM1532 km952 miles827 nmSouthwest SW
FreetownThu 1:38 PM2136 km1327 miles1154 nmNortheast NE
ConakryThu 1:38 PM2177 km1353 miles1175 nmNortheast NE
MonroviaThu 1:38 PM2202 km1368 miles1189 nmEast-northeast ENE
PraiaThu 12:38 PM2204 km1369 miles1190 nmNorth N
BissauThu 1:38 PM2242 km1393 miles1211 nmNortheast NE
BanjulThu 1:38 PM2328 km1447 miles1257 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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