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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 Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 11:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 08' South, Longitude: 0° 54' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 458.05 meters/second, 1649.0 km/hour, 1024.6 miles/hour or 890.4 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.08 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 misouth17.08 mi
1 hour15° 00' 07.6"1024.63 miwest0° 00' 55.0"1.05 misouth1024.61 mi
24 hours0° 03' 01.2"3.44 miwest0° 21' 55.5"25.12 misouth25.35 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 11:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 33' South, Longitude: 11° 40' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 429.52 meters/second, 1546.3 km/hour, 960.8 miles/hour or 834.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.7"16.01 miwest0° 00' 09.2"0.18 misouth16.01 mi
1 hour14° 24' 47.5"960.60 miwest0° 09' 09.4"10.50 misouth960.30 mi
24 hours14° 20' 31.5"955.87 mieast3° 07' 38.1"215.07 misouth972.20 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownTue 11:48 AM915 km569 miles494 nmSouthwest SW
São ToméTue 11:48 AM1347 km837 miles727 nmNortheast NE
LuandaTue 12:48 PM1555 km966 miles839 nmEast E
LibrevilleTue 12:48 PM1558 km968 miles842 nmNortheast NE
AccraTue 11:48 AM1625 km1010 miles878 nmNorth N
AbidjanTue 11:48 AM1635 km1016 miles883 nmNorth-northwest NNW
LomeTue 11:48 AM1704 km1059 miles920 nmNorth N
Porto NovoTue 12:48 PM1771 km1101 miles957 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MalaboTue 12:48 PM1786 km1110 miles964 nmNortheast NE
LagosTue 12:48 PM1787 km1111 miles965 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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