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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 = Friday, October 5, 2012 at 12:08:00 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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= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Friday, October 5, 2012 at 12:08:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 00' South, Longitude: 4° 55' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.17 meters/second, 1663.8 km/hour, 1033.9 miles/hour or 898.4 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.23 miWest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 miSouth17.23 mi
1 hour15° 00' 11.2"1033.83 miWest0° 00' 57.5"1.10 miSouth1033.82 mi
24 hours0° 04' 25.0"5.07 miWest0° 23' 00.2"26.35 miSouth26.83 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, October 5, 2012 at 12:08:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 52' North, Longitude: 125° 56' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.54 meters/second, 1510.3 km/hour, 938.5 miles/hour or 815.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.8"15.64 miWest0° 00' 01.2"0.03 miNorth15.64 mi
1 hour14° 30' 51.9"938.15 miWest0° 01' 16.7"1.47 miNorth938.09 mi
24 hours11° 41' 18.5"755.59 miEast0° 03' 47.0"4.34 miNorth755.44 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AbidjanFri 12:08 PM1146 km712 miles619 nmNorth N
JamestownFri 12:08 PM1211 km753 miles654 nmSouth S
AccraFri 12:08 PM1279 km795 miles690 nmNorth-northeast NNE
YamoussoukroFri 12:08 PM1308 km813 miles706 nmNorth N
LoméFri 12:08 PM1408 km875 miles760 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MonroviaFri 12:08 PM1412 km877 miles762 nmNorth-northwest NNW
São ToméFri 12:08 PM1424 km885 miles769 nmEast-northeast ENE
Porto NovoFri 1:08 PM1522 km946 miles822 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LagosFri 1:08 PM1565 km972 miles845 nmNortheast NE
LibrevilleFri 1:08 PM1706 km1060 miles921 nmEast-northeast ENE

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