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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.

= The Sun's position directly overhead (zenith) in relation to an observer.

= 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)

See where the Moon is over the horizon

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## Position of the Sun

On Friday, October 5, 2012 at 13:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 01' South, Longitude: 25° 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' 11.0"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 13:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 54' North, Longitude: 145° 46' West

The ground speed is currently 419.45 meters/second, 1510.0 kilometres/hour, 938.3 miles/hour or 815.3 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' 51.0"937.96 miWest0° 01' 08.9"1.32 miNorth937.90 mi
24 hours11° 41' 30.4"755.66 miEast0° 00' 34.2"0.66 miNorth755.63 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
Fernando de NoronhaFri 11:30 AM788 km489 miles425 nm W
RecifeFri 10:30 AM1100 km683 miles594 nm WSW
FortalezaFri 10:30 AM1460 km907 miles788 nm W
SalvadorFri 10:30 AM1683 km1046 miles909 nm WSW
FreetownFri 1:30 PM2016 km1253 miles1088 nm NE
MonroviaFri 1:30 PM2053 km1275 miles1108 nm NE
ConakryFri 1:30 PM2067 km1284 miles1116 nm NE
BissauFri 1:30 PM2162 km1343 miles1167 nm NNE
PraiaFri 12:30 PM2215 km1376 miles1196 nm N
BanjulFri 1:30 PM2265 km1407 miles1223 nm NNE