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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 12:02:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 8° 24' South
Longitude: 4° 18' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 458.96 meters/second, 1652.3 km/hour, 1026.7 miles/hour or 892.1 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"1026.67 miwest0° 00' 55.6"1.06 misouth1026.65 mi
24 hours0° 03' 18.5"3.78 miwest0° 22' 10.8"25.41 misouth25.68 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, October 14, 2012 at 12:02:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 6° 42' South
Longitude: 18° 34' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 444.37 meters/second, 1599.7 km/hour, 994.0 miles/hour or 863.8 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' 00.0"993.92 miwest0° 12' 23.4"14.19 misouth993.81 mi
24 hours13° 06' 07.8"900.18 mieast4° 45' 55.3"327.53 misouth952.80 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownSun 12:02 PM847 km526 miles457 nmSouth S
AbidjanSun 12:02 PM1518 km943 miles819 nmNorth N
São ToméSun 12:02 PM1559 km969 miles842 nmNortheast NE
AccraSun 12:02 PM1608 km999 miles868 nmNorth-northeast NNE
YamoussoukroSun 12:02 PM1687 km1048 miles911 nmNorth N
LomeSun 12:02 PM1720 km1068 miles928 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MonroviaSun 12:02 PM1781 km1107 miles962 nmNorth-northwest NNW
LibrevilleSun 1:02 PM1809 km1124 miles977 nmEast-northeast ENE
Porto NovoSun 1:02 PM1817 km1129 miles981 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LagosSun 1:02 PM1849 km1149 miles998 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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