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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 Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 11:46:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 23' South, Longitude: 0° 13' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 461.90 meters/second, 1662.8 km/hour, 1033.2 miles/hour or 897.9 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.22 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 misouth17.22 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.8"1033.28 miwest0° 00' 57.3"1.10 misouth1033.27 mi
24 hours0° 04' 18.8"4.95 miwest0° 22' 56.3"26.27 misouth26.73 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 11:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 57' North, Longitude: 109° 11' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.27 meters/second, 1509.4 km/hour, 937.9 miles/hour or 815.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"15.63 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 misouth15.63 mi
1 hour14° 30' 43.2"937.63 miwest0° 01' 02.1"1.19 misouth937.69 mi
24 hours11° 42' 40.9"756.77 mieast0° 51' 50.4"59.44 misouth761.24 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
São ToméSat 11:46 AM961 km597 miles519 nmNortheast NE
LibrevilleSat 12:46 PM1208 km751 miles652 nmEast-northeast ENE
AccraSat 11:46 AM1209 km751 miles653 nmNorth N
AbidjanSat 11:46 AM1274 km791 miles688 nmNorth-northwest NNW
LomeSat 11:46 AM1277 km794 miles690 nmNorth N
JamestownSat 11:46 AM1335 km830 miles721 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Porto NovoSat 12:46 PM1339 km832 miles723 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LagosSat 12:46 PM1354 km841 miles731 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MalaboSat 12:46 PM1389 km863 miles750 nmNortheast NE
YamoussoukroSat 11:46 AM1481 km920 miles800 nmNorth-northwest NNW
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