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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 = Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 1:20:00 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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= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 13:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 24' South, Longitude: 23° 00' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 461.88 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"1033.16 miWest0° 00' 57.3"1.10 miSouth1033.15 mi
24 hours0° 04' 18.3"4.94 miWest0° 22' 56.1"26.27 miSouth26.73 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 13:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 55' North, Longitude: 131° 39' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.35 meters/second, 1509.7 km/hour, 938.1 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' 42.9"937.73 miWest0° 01' 11.1"1.36 miSouth937.80 mi
24 hours11° 42' 37.8"756.80 miEast0° 55' 27.8"63.59 miSouth761.75 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RecifeSat 10:20 AM1347 km837 miles728 nmWest-southwest WSW
FortalezaSat 10:20 AM1732 km1076 miles935 nmWest W
MonroviaSat 1:20 PM1875 km1165 miles1012 nmNortheast NE
FreetownSat 1:20 PM1880 km1168 miles1015 nmNortheast NE
SalvadorSat 10:20 AM1895 km1178 miles1023 nmWest-southwest WSW
ConakrySat 1:20 PM1945 km1208 miles1050 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BissauSat 1:20 PM2078 km1291 miles1122 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BanjulSat 1:20 PM2203 km1369 miles1189 nmNorth-northeast NNE
JamestownSat 1:20 PM2218 km1378 miles1198 nmEast-southeast ESE
PraiaSat 12:20 PM2248 km1397 miles1214 nmNorth N

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