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Day and Night World Map

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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 14, 2012 at 11:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 8° 24' South
Longitude: 0° 48' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 458.96 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' 08.3"1026.68 miwest0° 00' 55.6"1.06 misouth1026.66 mi
24 hours0° 03' 18.6"3.78 miwest0° 22' 10.9"25.41 misouth25.69 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, October 14, 2012 at 11:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 6° 39' South
Longitude: 15° 11' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 444.42 meters/second, 1599.9 km/hour, 994.1 miles/hour or 863.9 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.9"16.57 miwest0° 00' 12.3"0.24 misouth16.57 mi
1 hour14° 28' 00.7"994.03 miwest0° 12' 23.8"14.20 misouth993.92 mi
24 hours13° 05' 45.4"899.84 mieast4° 46' 11.2"327.83 misouth952.61 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownSun 11:48 AM990 km615 miles535 nmSouth-southwest SSW
São ToméSun 11:48 AM1277 km793 miles689 nmNortheast NE
LibrevilleSun 12:48 PM1496 km930 miles808 nmNortheast NE
AccraSun 11:48 AM1543 km959 miles833 nmNorth N
LuandaSun 12:48 PM1545 km960 miles834 nmEast E
AbidjanSun 11:48 AM1559 km968 miles842 nmNorth-northwest NNW
LomeSun 11:48 AM1622 km1008 miles876 nmNorth N
Porto NovoSun 12:48 PM1689 km1050 miles912 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LagosSun 12:48 PM1706 km1060 miles921 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MalaboSun 12:48 PM1714 km1065 miles926 nmNortheast NE
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