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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 12:20:00 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 Friday, October 5, 2012 at 12:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 00' South, Longitude: 7° 56' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.17 meters/second, 1663.8 km/hour, 1033.8 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"1033.82 miWest0° 00' 57.5"1.10 miSouth1033.81 mi
24 hours0° 04' 24.9"5.07 miWest0° 23' 00.1"26.34 miSouth26.83 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, October 5, 2012 at 12:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 53' North, Longitude: 128° 50' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.52 meters/second, 1510.3 km/hour, 938.4 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' 51.7"938.12 miWest0° 01' 15.6"1.45 miNorth938.06 mi
24 hours11° 41' 20.4"755.60 miEast0° 03' 18.7"3.80 miNorth755.47 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AbidjanFri 12:20 PM1221 km759 miles659 nmNorth-northeast NNE
JamestownFri 12:20 PM1232 km765 miles665 nmSouth S
MonroviaFri 12:20 PM1292 km803 miles698 nmNorth-northwest NNW
YamoussoukroFri 12:20 PM1340 km833 miles724 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AccraFri 12:20 PM1448 km900 miles782 nmNortheast NE
LomeFri 12:20 PM1596 km992 miles862 nmNortheast NE
FreetownFri 12:20 PM1604 km997 miles866 nmNorth-northwest NNW
ConakryFri 12:20 PM1728 km1074 miles933 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Porto NovoFri 1:20 PM1729 km1074 miles933 nmNortheast NE
São ToméFri 12:20 PM1733 km1077 miles936 nmEast-northeast ENE

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