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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

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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 of the movement is currently 462.16 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' 11.0"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 of the movement is currently 419.46 meters/second, 1510.1 km/hour, 938.3 miles/hour or 815.4 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' 01.1"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 zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RecifeFri 10:20 AM1365 km848 miles737 nmWest-southwest WSW
FortalezaFri 10:20 AM1743 km1083 miles941 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
JamestownFri 1:20 PM2234 km1388 miles1206 nmSoutheast SE
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