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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 Friday, October 5, 2012 at 12:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 5° 00' South
Longitude: 8° 12' 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"1033.90 miwest0° 00' 57.5"1.10 misouth1033.88 mi
24 hours0° 04' 24.9"5.07 miwest0° 23' 00.1"26.35 misouth26.83 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, October 5, 2012 at 12:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 20° 53' North
Longitude: 129° 06' 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"0.02 minorth15.64 mi
1 hour14° 30' 51.6"938.19 miwest0° 01' 15.6"1.44 minorth938.12 mi
24 hours11° 41' 20.5"755.65 mieast0° 03' 16.1"3.75 minorth755.52 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 PM1233 km766 miles666 nmNorth-northeast NNE
JamestownFri 12:20 PM1238 km769 miles669 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MonroviaFri 12:20 PM1285 km798 miles694 nmNorth-northwest NNW
YamoussoukroFri 12:20 PM1347 km837 miles727 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AccraFri 12:20 PM1467 km911 miles792 nmNortheast NE
FreetownFri 12:20 PM1593 km990 miles860 nmNorth-northwest NNW
LomeFri 12:20 PM1616 km1004 miles873 nmNortheast NE
ConakryFri 12:20 PM1717 km1067 miles927 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Porto NovoFri 1:20 PM1750 km1087 miles945 nmNortheast NE
São ToméFri 12:20 PM1763 km1095 miles952 nmEast-northeast ENE
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