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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 = Monday, October 8, 2012 at 12:54:00 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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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° 39' 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"1031.78 miWest0° 00' 57.0"1.09 miSouth1031.76 mi
24 hours0° 04' 04.9"4.68 miWest0° 22' 47.1"26.09 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: 101° 59' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.55 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"953.91 miWest0° 05' 43.8"6.57 miSouth954.19 mi
24 hours11° 36' 36.8"763.08 miEast2° 41' 52.2"185.52 miSouth790.73 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 PM1524 km947 miles823 nmNorth-northeast NNE
JamestownMon 12:54 PM1609 km1000 miles869 nmSoutheast SE
FreetownMon 12:54 PM1663 km1033 miles898 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ConakryMon 12:54 PM1763 km1095 miles952 nmNorth N
AbidjanMon 12:54 PM1892 km1176 miles1021 nmNortheast NE
YamoussoukroMon 12:54 PM1911 km1188 miles1032 nmNortheast NE
BissauMon 12:54 PM1996 km1240 miles1078 nmNorth N
RecifeMon 9:54 AM2026 km1259 miles1094 nmWest W
BanjulMon 12:54 PM2169 km1347 miles1171 nmNorth N
AccraMon 12:54 PM2239 km1391 miles1209 nmNortheast NE

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