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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 13:38:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 4° 38' South
Longitude: 27° 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"1034.45 miwest0° 00' 57.6"1.10 misouth1034.44 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 13:38:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 19° 58' North
Longitude: 159° 34' 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"944.05 miwest0° 03' 24.7"3.91 minorth943.89 mi
24 hours11° 35' 56.0"754.24 mieast0° 55' 55.8"64.13 minorth754.71 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 AM537 km334 miles290 nmWest W
RecifeThu 10:38 AM889 km552 miles480 nmWest-southwest WSW
FortalezaThu 10:38 AM1220 km758 miles659 nmWest W
SalvadorThu 10:38 AM1507 km936 miles814 nmSouthwest SW
FreetownThu 1:38 PM2159 km1342 miles1166 nmNortheast NE
ConakryThu 1:38 PM2198 km1366 miles1187 nmNortheast NE
PraiaThu 12:38 PM2210 km1373 miles1193 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MonroviaThu 1:38 PM2228 km1385 miles1203 nmEast-northeast ENE
BissauThu 1:38 PM2260 km1405 miles1220 nmNortheast NE
BelémThu 10:38 AM2344 km1457 miles1266 nmWest W
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