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Day and Night World Map

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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 13:38:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 5° 01' South
Longitude: 27° 42' 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"1033.86 miwest0° 00' 57.5"1.10 misouth1033.85 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 these coordinates:
Latitude: 20° 54' North
Longitude: 147° 58' 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"938.00 miwest0° 01' 08.0"1.30 minorth937.95 mi
24 hours11° 41' 31.7"755.72 mieast0° 00' 12.8"0.25 minorth755.71 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 AM537 km334 miles290 nmWest-northwest WNW
RecifeFri 10:38 AM863 km536 miles466 nmWest-southwest WSW
FortalezaFri 10:38 AM1215 km755 miles656 nmWest W
SalvadorFri 10:38 AM1474 km916 miles796 nmSouthwest SW
FreetownFri 1:38 PM2194 km1363 miles1185 nmNortheast NE
ConakryFri 1:38 PM2235 km1389 miles1207 nmNortheast NE
PraiaFri 12:38 PM2253 km1400 miles1217 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MonroviaFri 1:38 PM2259 km1403 miles1219 nmEast-northeast ENE
BissauFri 1:38 PM2300 km1429 miles1242 nmNortheast NE
BelémFri 10:38 AM2342 km1455 miles1265 nmWest W
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