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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 12:12:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 46' South, Longitude: 6° 51' 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"1025.66 miwest0° 00' 55.3"1.06 misouth1025.64 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° 30' South, Longitude: 7° 52' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.66 meters/second, 1575.6 km/hour, 979.0 miles/hour or 850.8 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"0.21 misouth16.32 mi
1 hour14° 26' 23.0"978.87 miwest0° 11' 13.2"12.85 misouth978.63 mi
24 hours13° 45' 42.2"932.92 mieast4° 06' 55.0"282.93 misouth967.58 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownMon 12:12 PM801 km498 miles432 nmSouth S
AbidjanMon 12:12 PM1590 km988 miles858 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MonroviaMon 12:12 PM1725 km1072 miles932 nmNorth-northwest NNW
YamoussoukroMon 12:12 PM1733 km1077 miles936 nmNorth N
AccraMon 12:12 PM1747 km1085 miles943 nmNorth-northeast NNE
São ToméMon 12:12 PM1812 km1126 miles979 nmEast-northeast ENE
LomeMon 12:12 PM1876 km1166 miles1013 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Porto NovoMon 1:12 PM1988 km1235 miles1074 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LagosMon 1:12 PM2029 km1261 miles1095 nmNortheast NE
FreetownMon 12:12 PM2036 km1265 miles1099 nmNorth-northwest NNW
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