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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 1:20:00 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).

= 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 13:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 01' South, Longitude: 22° 56' 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' 11.0"1033.80 miWest0° 00' 57.5"1.10 miSouth1033.79 mi
24 hours0° 04' 24.6"5.07 miWest0° 23' 00.0"26.34 miSouth26.82 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, October 5, 2012 at 13:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 54' North, Longitude: 143° 21' West

The ground speed is currently 419.46 meters/second, 1510.1 kilometres/hour, 938.3 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' 51.2"937.98 miWest0° 01' 09.8"1.33 miNorth937.92 mi
24 hours11° 41' 29.0"755.65 miEast0° 00' 57.7"1.11 miNorth755.61 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 1:20 PM995 km618 miles537 nmEast-southeast ESE
RecifeFri 10:20 AM1366 km849 miles737 nmWest-southwest WSW
FortalezaFri 10:20 AM1737 km1079 miles938 nmWest W
MonroviaFri 1:20 PM1840 km1143 miles994 nmNortheast NE
FreetownFri 1:20 PM1841 km1144 miles994 nmNortheast NE
ConakryFri 1:20 PM1904 km1183 miles1028 nmNorth-northeast NNE
SalvadorFri 10:20 AM1922 km1194 miles1038 nmWest-southwest WSW
BissauFri 1:20 PM2036 km1265 miles1099 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BanjulFri 1:20 PM2160 km1342 miles1166 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PraiaFri 12:20 PM2206 km1371 miles1191 nmNorth N

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