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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 1:38:00 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 13:38:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 01' South, Longitude: 27° 26' 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"1033.79 miWest0° 00' 57.5"1.10 miSouth1033.78 mi
24 hours0° 04' 24.5"5.06 miWest0° 23' 00.0"26.34 miSouth26.82 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, October 5, 2012 at 13:38:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 54' North, Longitude: 147° 42' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.44 meters/second, 1510.0 km/hour, 938.3 miles/hour or 815.3 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' 50.9"937.94 miWest0° 01' 08.0"1.30 miNorth937.88 mi
24 hours11° 41' 31.4"755.66 miEast0° 00' 15.5"0.30 miNorth755.65 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 11:38 AM570 km354 miles308 nmWest-northwest WNW
RecifeFri 10:38 AM891 km554 miles481 nmWest-southwest WSW
FortalezaFri 10:38 AM1239 km770 miles669 nmWest W
SalvadorFri 10:38 AM1500 km932 miles810 nmSouthwest SW
FreetownFri 1:38 PM2171 km1349 miles1172 nmNortheast NE
ConakryFri 1:38 PM2213 km1375 miles1195 nmNortheast NE
MonroviaFri 1:38 PM2233 km1387 miles1206 nmNortheast NE
PraiaFri 12:38 PM2247 km1396 miles1213 nmNorth N
BissauFri 1:38 PM2282 km1418 miles1232 nmNortheast NE
BanjulFri 1:38 PM2369 km1472 miles1279 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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