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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 Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 13:04:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 47' South, Longitude: 19° 04' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 461.58 meters/second, 1661.7 km/hour, 1032.5 miles/hour or 897.2 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.21 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 misouth17.21 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.6"1032.49 miwest0° 00' 57.1"1.09 misouth1032.48 mi
24 hours0° 04' 11.8"4.81 miwest0° 22' 51.8"26.18 misouth26.62 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 13:04:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 00' North, Longitude: 116° 05' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.84 meters/second, 1518.6 km/hour, 943.6 miles/hour or 820.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.7"15.73 miwest0° 00' 03.4"0.07 misouth15.73 mi
1 hour14° 30' 45.4"943.34 miwest0° 03' 29.8"4.01 misouth943.52 mi
24 hours11° 40' 17.9"758.76 mieast1° 50' 03.3"126.16 misouth773.38 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MonroviaSun 1:04 PM1623 km1008 miles876 nmNortheast NE
FreetownSun 1:04 PM1706 km1060 miles921 nmNorth-northeast NNE
RecifeSun 10:04 AM1766 km1097 miles953 nmWest W
ConakrySun 1:04 PM1792 km1114 miles968 nmNorth-northeast NNE
JamestownSun 1:04 PM1840 km1143 miles993 nmSoutheast SE
BissauSun 1:04 PM1989 km1236 miles1074 nmNorth N
YamoussoukroSun 1:04 PM2071 km1287 miles1118 nmNortheast NE
AbidjanSun 1:04 PM2075 km1289 miles1120 nmNortheast NE
BanjulSun 1:04 PM2145 km1333 miles1158 nmNorth N
FortalezaSun 10:04 AM2176 km1352 miles1175 nmWest W
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