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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 Monday, November 12, 2012 at 12:36:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 53' South, Longitude: 13° 13' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 441.52 meters/second, 1589.5 km/hour, 987.7 miles/hour or 858.2 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.46 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 misouth16.46 mi
1 hour14° 59' 54.8"987.45 miwest0° 00' 40.0"0.77 misouth987.42 mi
24 hours0° 02' 08.6"2.36 mieast0° 15' 53.0"18.21 misouth18.36 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, November 12, 2012 at 12:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 54' South, Longitude: 33° 22' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 433.06 meters/second, 1559.0 km/hour, 968.7 miles/hour or 841.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.4"16.15 miwest0° 00' 10.2"0.19 misouth16.15 mi
1 hour14° 25' 21.8"968.53 miwest0° 10' 07.8"11.61 misouth968.25 mi
24 hours14° 14' 15.7"956.11 mieast3° 35' 59.8"247.55 misouth979.81 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownMon 12:36 PM828 km515 miles447 nmEast-northeast ENE
RecifeMon 9:36 AM2584 km1605 miles1395 nmWest-northwest WNW
MonroviaMon 12:36 PM2690 km1671 miles1452 nmNorth N
AbidjanMon 12:36 PM2758 km1714 miles1489 nmNorth-northeast NNE
YamoussoukroMon 12:36 PM2868 km1782 miles1549 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FreetownMon 12:36 PM2917 km1812 miles1575 nmNorth N
AccraMon 12:36 PM2960 km1839 miles1598 nmNorth-northeast NNE
São ToméMon 12:36 PM2973 km1847 miles1605 nmNortheast NE
ConakryMon 12:36 PM3030 km1883 miles1636 nmNorth N
LuandaMon 1:36 PM3031 km1883 miles1636 nmEast-northeast ENE
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