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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 12:26:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 47' South, Longitude: 10° 04' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 458.50 meters/second, 1650.6 km/hour, 1025.6 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"1025.58 miwest0° 00' 55.3"1.06 misouth1025.56 mi
24 hours0° 03' 09.8"3.61 miwest0° 22' 03.2"25.26 misouth25.52 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, October 15, 2012 at 12:26:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 32' South, Longitude: 10° 58' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.60 meters/second, 1575.3 km/hour, 978.9 miles/hour or 850.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.3"16.31 miwest0° 00' 11.1"0.21 misouth16.31 mi
1 hour14° 26' 22.0"978.64 miwest0° 11' 12.3"12.84 misouth978.40 mi
24 hours13° 46' 03.1"933.11 mieast4° 06' 28.0"282.40 misouth967.60 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownMon 12:26 PM922 km573 miles498 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MonroviaMon 12:26 PM1671 km1038 miles902 nmNorth N
AbidjanMon 12:26 PM1697 km1055 miles917 nmNorth-northeast NNE
YamoussoukroMon 12:26 PM1805 km1121 miles975 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AccraMon 12:26 PM1926 km1196 miles1040 nmNortheast NE
FreetownMon 12:26 PM1941 km1206 miles1048 nmNorth N
ConakryMon 12:26 PM2062 km1281 miles1113 nmNorth-northwest NNW
LomeMon 12:26 PM2071 km1287 miles1118 nmNortheast NE
São ToméMon 12:26 PM2119 km1316 miles1144 nmEast-northeast ENE
Porto NovoMon 1:26 PM2199 km1366 miles1187 nmNortheast NE
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