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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 areas 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 12:58:00 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).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Friday, October 5, 2012 at 12:58:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 01' South, Longitude: 17° 26' West

The ground speed is currently 462.16 meters/second, 1663.8 kilometres/hour, 1033.8 miles/hour or 898.4 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Sun 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"1033.81 miWest0° 00' 57.5"1.10 miSouth1033.80 mi
24 hours0° 04' 24.7"5.07 miWest0° 23' 00.0"26.34 miSouth26.83 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, October 5, 2012 at 12:58:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 54' North, Longitude: 138° 02' West

The ground speed is currently 419.48 meters/second, 1510.1 kilometres/hour, 938.4 miles/hour or 815.4 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Moon compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.8"15.64 miWest0° 00' 01.1"0.02 miNorth15.64 mi
1 hour14° 30' 51.4"938.03 miWest0° 01' 12.0"1.38 miNorth937.97 mi
24 hours11° 41' 25.8"755.63 miEast0° 01' 49.5"2.09 miNorth755.56 mi

Locations With the Sun Near Its Zenith

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

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LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Georgetown (Ascension Island)Fri 12:58 PM464 km288 miles250 nmSoutheast SE
MonroviaFri 12:58 PM1453 km903 miles785 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FreetownFri 12:58 PM1564 km972 miles844 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ConakryFri 12:58 PM1658 km1030 miles895 nmNorth-northeast NNE
JamestownFri 12:58 PM1759 km1093 miles950 nmSoutheast SE
BissauFri 12:58 PM1877 km1166 miles1014 nmNorth N
AbidjanFri 12:58 PM1878 km1167 miles1014 nmNortheast NE
YamoussoukroFri 12:58 PM1880 km1168 miles1015 nmNortheast NE
RecifeFri 9:58 AM1961 km1219 miles1059 nmWest W
BanjulFri 12:58 PM2044 km1270 miles1104 nmNorth N

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