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

The ground speed is currently 458.50 meters/second, 1650.6 kilometres/hour, 1025.6 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"1025.58 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 is currently 437.60 meters/second, 1575.3 kilometres/hour, 978.9 miles/hour or 850.6 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"16.31 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 Its Zenith

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

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LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Georgetown (Ascension Island)Mon 12:26 PM487 km303 miles263 nmWest W
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
LoméMon 12:26 PM2071 km1287 miles1118 nmNortheast NE
São ToméMon 12:26 PM2119 km1316 miles1144 nmEast-northeast ENE

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