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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 11:52:00 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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= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Monday, October 15, 2012 at 11:52:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 46' South, Longitude: 1° 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 11:52:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 26' South, Longitude: 2° 47' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.78 meters/second, 1576.0 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' 24.4"979.06 miWest0° 11' 14.6"12.88 miSouth978.82 mi
24 hours13° 45' 08.1"932.43 miEast4° 07' 38.8"283.75 miSouth967.36 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownMon 11:52 AM911 km566 miles492 nmSouth-southwest SSW
São ToméMon 11:52 AM1365 km848 miles737 nmNortheast NE
AbidjanMon 11:52 AM1581 km983 miles854 nmNorth N
LibrevilleMon 12:52 PM1588 km987 miles857 nmNortheast NE
AccraMon 11:52 AM1590 km988 miles859 nmNorth N
LuandaMon 12:52 PM1629 km1012 miles879 nmEast E
LoméMon 11:52 AM1676 km1042 miles905 nmNorth N
Porto NovoMon 12:52 PM1750 km1087 miles945 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LagosMon 12:52 PM1770 km1100 miles956 nmNorth-northeast NNE
YamoussoukroMon 11:52 AM1772 km1101 miles957 nmNorth-northwest NNW

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