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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 1:28:00 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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Position of the Sun

On Friday, October 5, 2012 at 13:28:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 01' South, Longitude: 24° 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 miSouth1033.78 mi
24 hours0° 04' 24.5"5.07 miWest0° 23' 00.0"26.34 miSouth26.82 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, October 5, 2012 at 13:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 54' North, Longitude: 145° 17' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.45 meters/second, 1510.0 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' 51.0"937.96 miWest0° 01' 09.1"1.32 miNorth937.90 mi
24 hours11° 41' 30.0"755.65 miEast0° 00' 39.0"0.75 miNorth755.63 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Fernando de NoronhaFri 11:28 AM842 km523 miles455 nmWest W
RecifeFri 10:28 AM1152 km716 miles622 nmWest-southwest WSW
FortalezaFri 10:28 AM1515 km942 miles818 nmWest W
SalvadorFri 10:28 AM1730 km1075 miles934 nmWest-southwest WSW
FreetownFri 1:28 PM1979 km1230 miles1069 nmNortheast NE
MonroviaFri 1:28 PM2009 km1248 miles1085 nmNortheast NE
ConakryFri 1:28 PM2032 km1263 miles1097 nmNortheast NE
BissauFri 1:28 PM2134 km1326 miles1152 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PraiaFri 12:28 PM2210 km1374 miles1194 nmNorth N
BanjulFri 1:28 PM2242 km1393 miles1210 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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