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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 15, 2012 at 11:48:00 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 Monday, October 15, 2012 at 11:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 46' South, Longitude: 0° 34' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 458.52 meters/second, 1650.7 km/hour, 1025.7 miles/hour or 891.3 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.09 miWest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 miSouth17.09 mi
1 hour15° 00' 08.1"1025.60 miWest0° 00' 55.3"1.06 miSouth1025.58 mi
24 hours0° 03' 10.0"3.61 miWest0° 22' 03.4"25.26 miSouth25.52 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, October 15, 2012 at 11:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 25' South, Longitude: 1° 49' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.80 meters/second, 1576.1 km/hour, 979.3 miles/hour or 851.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.3"16.32 miWest0° 00' 11.2"0.22 miSouth16.32 mi
1 hour14° 26' 24.7"979.11 miWest0° 11' 14.9"12.89 miSouth978.87 mi
24 hours13° 45' 01.5"932.35 miEast4° 07' 47.2"283.90 miSouth967.34 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownMon 11:48 AM969 km602 miles523 nmSouthwest SW
São ToméMon 11:48 AM1292 km803 miles698 nmNortheast NE
LibrevilleMon 12:48 PM1504 km935 miles812 nmNortheast NE
LuandaMon 12:48 PM1519 km944 miles820 nmEast E
AccraMon 11:48 AM1583 km984 miles855 nmNorth N
AbidjanMon 11:48 AM1604 km997 miles866 nmNorth-northwest NNW
LoméMon 11:48 AM1659 km1031 miles896 nmNorth N
Porto NovoMon 12:48 PM1724 km1071 miles931 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MalaboMon 12:48 PM1730 km1075 miles934 nmNortheast NE
LagosMon 12:48 PM1739 km1080 miles939 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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