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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

UTC time = Monday, October 15, 2012 at 12:48:00 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).

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Position of the Sun

On Monday, October 15, 2012 at 12:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 47' South, Longitude: 15° 34' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 458.50 meters/second, 1650.6 km/hour, 1025.6 miles/hour or 891.2 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"1025.56 miWest0° 00' 55.3"1.06 miSouth1025.54 mi
24 hours0° 03' 09.6"3.60 miWest0° 22' 03.1"25.26 miSouth25.51 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, October 15, 2012 at 12:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 36' South, Longitude: 16° 16' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.48 meters/second, 1574.9 km/hour, 978.6 miles/hour or 850.4 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' 20.5"978.38 miWest0° 11' 10.8"12.81 miSouth978.13 mi
24 hours13° 46' 38.7"933.55 miEast4° 05' 41.9"281.51 miSouth967.74 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Georgetown (Ascension Island) (St. Helena)Mon 12:48 PM159 km99 miles86 nmNortheast NE
JamestownMon 12:48 PM1331 km827 miles719 nmSoutheast SE
MonroviaMon 12:48 PM1752 km1088 miles946 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FreetownMon 12:48 PM1927 km1198 miles1041 nmNorth N
AbidjanMon 12:48 PM2019 km1255 miles1090 nmNortheast NE
ConakryMon 12:48 PM2033 km1263 miles1098 nmNorth N
YamoussoukroMon 12:48 PM2069 km1286 miles1117 nmNorth-northeast NNE
RecifeMon 9:48 AM2129 km1323 miles1150 nmWest W
BissauMon 12:48 PM2283 km1418 miles1233 nmNorth N
AccraMon 12:48 PM2328 km1447 miles1257 nmNortheast NE

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