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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 areas 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 12:12:00 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).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Monday, October 15, 2012 at 12:12:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 46' South, Longitude: 6° 34' West

The ground speed is currently 458.51 meters/second, 1650.6 kilometres/hour, 1025.7 miles/hour or 891.3 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Sun 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 12:12:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 29' South, Longitude: 7° 36' West

The ground speed is currently 437.67 meters/second, 1575.6 kilometres/hour, 979.0 miles/hour or 850.8 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Moon compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.3"16.32 miWest0° 00' 11.2"0.21 miSouth16.32 mi
1 hour14° 26' 23.1"978.81 miWest0° 11' 13.3"12.86 miSouth978.57 mi
24 hours13° 45' 40.5"932.83 miEast4° 06' 57.4"282.95 miSouth967.50 mi

Locations With the Sun Near Its Zenith

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

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LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownMon 12:12 PM797 km495 miles430 nmSouth S
Georgetown (Ascension Island)Mon 12:12 PM869 km540 miles469 nmWest W
AbidjanMon 12:12 PM1584 km984 miles855 nmNorth N
YamoussoukroMon 12:12 PM1730 km1075 miles934 nmNorth N
MonroviaMon 12:12 PM1734 km1077 miles936 nmNorth-northwest NNW
AccraMon 12:12 PM1734 km1077 miles936 nmNorth-northeast NNE
São ToméMon 12:12 PM1787 km1110 miles965 nmNortheast NE
LoméMon 12:12 PM1861 km1156 miles1005 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Porto NovoMon 1:12 PM1972 km1225 miles1065 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LagosMon 1:12 PM2012 km1250 miles1086 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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