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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 1:02:00 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 13:02:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 47' South, Longitude: 19° 04' West

The ground speed is currently 458.49 meters/second, 1650.6 kilometres/hour, 1025.6 miles/hour or 891.2 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"1025.55 miWest0° 00' 55.3"1.06 miSouth1025.53 mi
24 hours0° 03' 09.6"3.60 miWest0° 22' 03.0"25.26 miSouth25.51 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, October 15, 2012 at 13:02:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 39' South, Longitude: 19° 38' West

The ground speed is currently 437.40 meters/second, 1574.6 kilometres/hour, 978.4 miles/hour or 850.2 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' 19.6"978.20 miWest0° 11' 09.8"12.79 miSouth977.96 mi
24 hours13° 47' 01.3"933.83 miEast4° 05' 12.3"280.95 miSouth967.83 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 1:02 PM522 km324 miles282 nmEast E
JamestownMon 1:02 PM1652 km1027 miles892 nmEast-southeast ESE
RecifeMon 10:02 AM1744 km1084 miles942 nmWest W
MonroviaMon 1:02 PM1906 km1184 miles1029 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FreetownMon 1:02 PM2017 km1253 miles1089 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ConakryMon 1:02 PM2109 km1310 miles1139 nmNorth-northeast NNE
SalvadorMon 10:02 AM2171 km1349 miles1172 nmWest-southwest WSW
FortalezaMon 10:02 AM2223 km1381 miles1200 nmWest-northwest WNW
AbidjanMon 1:02 PM2286 km1420 miles1234 nmNortheast NE
YamoussoukroMon 1:02 PM2307 km1433 miles1246 nmNortheast NE

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