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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 = Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 12:24:00 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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= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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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 Latitude: 10° 35' South, Longitude: 9° 49' 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"1020.02 miWest0° 00' 53.5"1.02 miSouth1020.00 mi
24 hours0° 02' 24.1"2.72 miWest0° 21' 19.8"24.43 miSouth24.58 mi

Position of the Moon

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

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.26 meters/second, 1509.3 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"937.60 miWest0° 04' 12.9"4.83 miNorth937.82 mi
24 hours13° 40' 44.6"889.74 miEast2° 13' 48.3"153.39 miNorth908.79 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 PM738 km459 miles399 nmSoutheast SE
AbidjanSat 12:24 PM1873 km1164 miles1011 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MonroviaSat 12:24 PM1873 km1164 miles1011 nmNorth N
YamoussoukroSat 12:24 PM1990 km1236 miles1074 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AccraSat 12:24 PM2078 km1291 miles1122 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FreetownSat 12:24 PM2144 km1332 miles1157 nmNorth N
São ToméSat 12:24 PM2194 km1363 miles1185 nmEast-northeast ENE
LomeSat 12:24 PM2217 km1377 miles1197 nmNortheast NE
ConakrySat 12:24 PM2264 km1407 miles1223 nmNorth N
Porto NovoSat 1:24 PM2338 km1453 miles1262 nmNortheast NE

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