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Day and Night World Map

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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 these coordinates:
Latitude: 8° 47' South
Longitude: 10° 21' 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"17.10 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 misouth17.10 mi
1 hour15° 00' 08.1"1025.65 miwest0° 00' 55.3"1.06 misouth1025.63 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 these coordinates:
Latitude: 11° 32' South
Longitude: 11° 14' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.59 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 misouth16.32 mi
1 hour14° 26' 21.9"978.70 miwest0° 11' 12.2"12.84 misouth978.46 mi
24 hours13° 46' 05.0"933.20 mieast4° 06' 25.8"282.37 misouth967.67 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 PM938 km583 miles506 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MonroviaMon 12:26 PM1670 km1038 miles902 nmNorth N
AbidjanMon 12:26 PM1710 km1063 miles923 nmNorth-northeast NNE
YamoussoukroMon 12:26 PM1814 km1127 miles980 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FreetownMon 12:26 PM1936 km1203 miles1045 nmNorth N
AccraMon 12:26 PM1943 km1208 miles1049 nmNortheast NE
ConakryMon 12:26 PM2056 km1278 miles1110 nmNorth N
LomeMon 12:26 PM2090 km1298 miles1128 nmNortheast NE
São ToméMon 12:26 PM2146 km1333 miles1159 nmEast-northeast ENE
Porto NovoMon 1:26 PM2218 km1379 miles1198 nmNortheast NE
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