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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 = Friday, October 12, 2012 at 1:28:00 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 Friday, October 12, 2012 at 13:28:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 41' South, Longitude: 25° 24' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 459.78 meters/second, 1655.2 km/hour, 1028.5 miles/hour or 893.7 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.14 miWest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 miSouth17.14 mi
1 hour15° 00' 09.0"1028.44 miWest0° 00' 56.0"1.07 miSouth1028.42 mi
24 hours0° 03' 34.5"4.09 miWest0° 22' 24.1"25.66 miSouth25.98 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, October 12, 2012 at 13:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 03' North, Longitude: 63° 39' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.92 meters/second, 1612.5 km/hour, 1002.0 miles/hour or 870.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.2"16.70 miWest0° 00' 12.1"0.23 miSouth16.70 mi
1 hour14° 30' 14.6"1001.84 miWest0° 12' 13.7"14.01 miSouth1002.03 mi
24 hours12° 04' 35.3"834.17 miEast4° 59' 56.6"343.48 miSouth902.92 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Fernando de NoronhaFri 11:28 AM882 km548 miles476 nmWest-northwest WNW
RecifeFri 10:28 AM1046 km650 miles565 nmWest W
FortalezaFri 10:28 AM1523 km946 miles822 nmWest-northwest WNW
SalvadorFri 10:28 AM1547 km961 miles835 nmWest-southwest WSW
FreetownFri 1:28 PM2240 km1392 miles1210 nmNortheast NE
MonroviaFri 1:28 PM2241 km1392 miles1210 nmNortheast NE
ConakryFri 1:28 PM2301 km1430 miles1242 nmNortheast NE
JamestownFri 1:28 PM2329 km1447 miles1258 nmEast-southeast ESE
BissauFri 1:28 PM2419 km1503 miles1306 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PraiaFri 12:28 PM2507 km1558 miles1354 nmNorth N

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