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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 = Thursday, November 15, 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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= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 12:24:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 40' South, Longitude: 9° 49' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.55 meters/second, 1582.4 km/hour, 983.2 miles/hour or 854.4 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.39 miWest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 miSouth16.39 mi
1 hour14° 59' 53.2"982.96 miWest0° 00' 37.7"0.72 miSouth982.93 mi
24 hours0° 02' 46.4"3.03 miEast0° 14' 54.8"17.10 miSouth17.36 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 12:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 54' South, Longitude: 14° 08' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 415.16 meters/second, 1494.6 km/hour, 928.7 miles/hour or 807.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 21.8"15.48 miWest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 miSouth15.48 mi
1 hour14° 21' 56.1"928.39 miWest0° 00' 30.0"0.58 miSouth928.36 mi
24 hours15° 04' 14.1"973.91 miEast0° 31' 09.9"35.73 miNorth976.24 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownThu 12:24 PM531 km330 miles287 nmNortheast NE
LuandaThu 1:24 PM2716 km1688 miles1466 nmEast-northeast ENE
AbidjanThu 12:24 PM2728 km1695 miles1473 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MonroviaThu 12:24 PM2765 km1718 miles1493 nmNorth N
São ToméThu 12:24 PM2774 km1723 miles1498 nmNortheast NE
Windhoek *Thu 2:24 PM2834 km1761 miles1530 nmEast-southeast ESE
YamoussoukroThu 12:24 PM2862 km1778 miles1545 nmNorth N
AccraThu 12:24 PM2878 km1788 miles1554 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LibrevilleThu 1:24 PM2981 km1852 miles1610 nmNortheast NE
LoméThu 12:24 PM2998 km1863 miles1619 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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