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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 12:02:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 08' South, Longitude: 4° 24' 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"1024.62 miwest0° 00' 55.0"1.05 misouth1024.60 mi
24 hours0° 03' 01.2"3.44 miwest0° 21' 55.4"25.11 misouth25.35 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 12:02:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 35' South, Longitude: 8° 18' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 429.44 meters/second, 1546.0 km/hour, 960.6 miles/hour or 834.8 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' 46.7"960.42 miwest0° 09' 08.0"10.47 misouth960.12 mi
24 hours14° 20' 49.2"956.03 mieast3° 06' 57.4"214.29 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 12:02 PM764 km475 miles413 nmSouth S
AbidjanTue 12:02 PM1599 km994 miles864 nmNorth N
São ToméTue 12:02 PM1619 km1006 miles874 nmNortheast NE
AccraTue 12:02 PM1689 km1050 miles912 nmNorth-northeast NNE
YamoussoukroTue 12:02 PM1767 km1098 miles954 nmNorth N
LomeTue 12:02 PM1800 km1118 miles972 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MonroviaTue 12:02 PM1851 km1150 miles999 nmNorth-northwest NNW
LibrevilleTue 1:02 PM1863 km1158 miles1006 nmNortheast NE
Porto NovoTue 1:02 PM1896 km1178 miles1024 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LagosTue 1:02 PM1927 km1197 miles1040 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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