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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 = Sunday, October 14, 2012 at 10:48:00 AM.

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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 Sunday, October 14, 2012 at 10:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 23' South, Longitude: 14° 29' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 458.98 meters/second, 1652.3 km/hour, 1026.7 miles/hour or 892.2 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.11 miWest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 miSouth17.11 mi
1 hour15° 00' 08.5"1026.65 miWest0° 00' 55.6"1.06 miSouth1026.63 mi
24 hours0° 03' 18.9"3.78 miWest0° 22' 11.2"25.41 miSouth25.69 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, October 14, 2012 at 10:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 26' South, Longitude: 0° 27' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 444.64 meters/second, 1600.7 km/hour, 994.6 miles/hour or 864.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.1"16.58 miWest0° 00' 12.3"0.24 miSouth16.58 mi
1 hour14° 28' 04.6"994.46 miWest0° 12' 25.5"14.23 miSouth994.35 mi
24 hours13° 04' 07.9"898.29 miEast4° 47' 19.2"329.10 miSouth951.72 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
UígeSun 11:48 AM106 km66 miles57 nmNortheast NE
LuandaSun 11:48 AM147 km91 miles79 nmWest-southwest WSW
MalanjeSun 11:48 AM241 km150 miles130 nmEast-southeast ESE
CabindaSun 11:48 AM402 km250 miles217 nmNorthwest NW
KinshasaSun 11:48 AM458 km285 miles247 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BrazzavilleSun 11:48 AM464 km288 miles250 nmNorth N
Pointe-NoireSun 11:48 AM492 km306 miles266 nmNorthwest NW
DolisieSun 11:48 AM503 km313 miles272 nmNorth-northwest NNW
HuamboSun 11:48 AM505 km314 miles273 nmSouth-southeast SSE
LuenaSun 11:48 AM704 km437 miles380 nmEast-southeast ESE

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