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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 Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 12:36:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 5° 23' South
Longitude: 12° 17' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 461.89 meters/second, 1662.8 km/hour, 1033.2 miles/hour or 897.8 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"1033.26 miwest0° 00' 57.3"1.10 misouth1033.24 mi
24 hours0° 04' 18.5"4.95 miwest0° 22' 56.2"26.27 misouth26.73 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 12:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 20° 56' North
Longitude: 121° 17' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.31 meters/second, 1509.5 km/hour, 938.0 miles/hour or 815.1 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' 43.1"937.72 miwest0° 01' 06.9"1.28 misouth937.78 mi
24 hours11° 42' 39.4"756.82 mieast0° 53' 47.5"61.68 misouth761.54 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MonroviaSat 12:36 PM1305 km811 miles705 nmNorth N
JamestownSat 12:36 PM1368 km850 miles739 nmSouth-southeast SSE
AbidjanSat 12:36 PM1499 km931 miles809 nmNortheast NE
FreetownSat 12:36 PM1538 km956 miles831 nmNorth N
YamoussoukroSat 12:36 PM1558 km968 miles841 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ConakrySat 12:36 PM1655 km1029 miles894 nmNorth N
AccraSat 12:36 PM1807 km1123 miles975 nmNortheast NE
BissauSat 12:36 PM1943 km1207 miles1049 nmNorth N
LomeSat 12:36 PM1968 km1223 miles1063 nmNortheast NE
BamakoSat 12:36 PM2050 km1274 miles1107 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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