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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

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Position of the Sun

On Monday, October 15, 2012 at 11:58:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 46' South, Longitude: 3° 21' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 458.51 meters/second, 1650.6 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"17.10 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 misouth17.10 mi
1 hour15° 00' 08.1"1025.67 miwest0° 00' 55.3"1.06 misouth1025.65 mi
24 hours0° 03' 09.9"3.61 miwest0° 22' 03.3"25.26 misouth25.52 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, October 15, 2012 at 11:58:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 27' South, Longitude: 4° 30' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.74 meters/second, 1575.9 km/hour, 979.2 miles/hour or 850.9 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' 23.9"979.04 miwest0° 11' 14.2"12.87 misouth978.80 mi
24 hours13° 45' 19.6"932.64 mieast4° 07' 24.2"283.48 misouth967.48 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownMon 11:58 AM832 km517 miles449 nmSouth-southwest SSW
São ToméMon 11:58 AM1505 km935 miles813 nmNortheast NE
AbidjanMon 11:58 AM1560 km969 miles842 nmNorth N
AccraMon 11:58 AM1621 km1007 miles875 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LomeMon 11:58 AM1724 km1071 miles931 nmNorth-northeast NNE
YamoussoukroMon 11:58 AM1737 km1079 miles938 nmNorth N
LibrevilleMon 12:58 PM1745 km1084 miles942 nmNortheast NE
Porto NovoMon 12:58 PM1813 km1126 miles979 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LuandaMon 12:58 PM1824 km1134 miles985 nmEast E
LagosMon 12:58 PM1840 km1144 miles994 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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