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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 12:02:00 PM.

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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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= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Monday, October 15, 2012 at 12:02:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 46' South, Longitude: 4° 04' 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"17.09 miWest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 miSouth17.09 mi
1 hour15° 00' 08.1"1025.59 miWest0° 00' 55.3"1.06 miSouth1025.57 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 12:02:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 28' South, Longitude: 5° 12' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.73 meters/second, 1575.8 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' 23.8"978.94 miWest0° 11' 14.0"12.87 miSouth978.70 mi
24 hours13° 45' 24.3"932.63 miEast4° 07' 18.1"283.35 miSouth967.43 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownMon 12:02 PM811 km504 miles438 nmSouth-southwest SSW
AbidjanMon 12:02 PM1558 km968 miles841 nmNorth N
São ToméMon 12:02 PM1565 km973 miles845 nmNortheast NE
AccraMon 12:02 PM1640 km1019 miles886 nmNorth-northeast NNE
YamoussoukroMon 12:02 PM1729 km1074 miles934 nmNorth N
LomeMon 12:02 PM1749 km1087 miles945 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LibrevilleMon 1:02 PM1810 km1125 miles978 nmEast-northeast ENE
MonroviaMon 12:02 PM1828 km1136 miles987 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Porto NovoMon 1:02 PM1844 km1146 miles995 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LagosMon 1:02 PM1874 km1165 miles1012 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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