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Day and Night World Map

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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 Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 12:24:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 10° 35' South
Longitude: 10° 05' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 456.03 meters/second, 1641.7 km/hour, 1020.1 miles/hour or 886.5 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.00 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 misouth17.00 mi
1 hour15° 00' 06.1"1020.09 miwest0° 00' 53.5"1.02 misouth1020.07 mi
24 hours0° 02' 24.0"2.72 miwest0° 21' 19.8"24.44 misouth24.59 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 12:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 19° 55' South
Longitude: 61° 08' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.27 meters/second, 1509.4 km/hour, 937.9 miles/hour or 815.0 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.8"15.63 miwest0° 00' 04.2"0.08 minorth15.63 mi
1 hour14° 24' 55.6"937.68 miwest0° 04' 12.9"4.83 minorth937.90 mi
24 hours13° 40' 42.5"889.77 mieast2° 13' 51.5"153.45 minorth908.83 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownSat 12:24 PM757 km470 miles409 nmSoutheast SE
MonroviaSat 12:24 PM1871 km1163 miles1011 nmNorth N
AbidjanSat 12:24 PM1884 km1171 miles1017 nmNorth-northeast NNE
YamoussoukroSat 12:24 PM1998 km1241 miles1079 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AccraSat 12:24 PM2094 km1301 miles1131 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FreetownSat 12:24 PM2138 km1329 miles1155 nmNorth N
São ToméSat 12:24 PM2220 km1379 miles1199 nmEast-northeast ENE
LomeSat 12:24 PM2234 km1388 miles1206 nmNortheast NE
ConakrySat 12:24 PM2259 km1403 miles1220 nmNorth N
Porto NovoSat 1:24 PM2356 km1464 miles1272 nmNortheast NE
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