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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 Monday, October 8, 2012 at 12:54:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 10' South, Longitude: 16° 55' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 461.26 meters/second, 1660.5 km/hour, 1031.8 miles/hour or 896.6 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.20 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 misouth17.20 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.2"1031.85 miwest0° 00' 57.0"1.09 misouth1031.83 mi
24 hours0° 04' 04.9"4.68 miwest0° 22' 47.1"26.10 misouth26.51 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, October 8, 2012 at 12:54:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 11' North, Longitude: 102° 15' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.56 meters/second, 1535.6 km/hour, 954.2 miles/hour or 829.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.8"15.90 miwest0° 00' 05.6"0.11 misouth15.90 mi
1 hour14° 30' 54.0"953.98 miwest0° 05' 43.9"6.57 misouth954.27 mi
24 hours11° 36' 36.5"763.14 mieast2° 41' 54.4"185.58 misouth790.81 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MonroviaMon 12:54 PM1538 km956 miles830 nmNorth-northeast NNE
JamestownMon 12:54 PM1631 km1014 miles881 nmSoutheast SE
FreetownMon 12:54 PM1670 km1038 miles902 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ConakryMon 12:54 PM1769 km1099 miles955 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AbidjanMon 12:54 PM1915 km1190 miles1034 nmNortheast NE
YamoussoukroMon 12:54 PM1932 km1200 miles1043 nmNortheast NE
RecifeMon 9:54 AM1996 km1240 miles1077 nmWest W
BissauMon 12:54 PM1998 km1242 miles1079 nmNorth N
BanjulMon 12:54 PM2169 km1348 miles1171 nmNorth N
AccraMon 12:54 PM2264 km1407 miles1222 nmNortheast NE
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