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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 = Friday, November 16, 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 Friday, November 16, 2012 at 12:24:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 54' South, Longitude: 9° 47' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 438.90 meters/second, 1580.0 km/hour, 981.8 miles/hour or 853.2 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.36 miWest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 miSouth16.36 mi
1 hour14° 59' 52.7"981.50 miWest0° 00' 36.9"0.70 miSouth981.47 mi
24 hours0° 02' 58.9"3.25 miEast0° 14' 34.7"16.71 miSouth17.03 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, November 16, 2012 at 12:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 23' South, Longitude: 29° 12' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 417.05 meters/second, 1501.4 km/hour, 932.9 miles/hour or 810.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 22.8"15.55 miWest0° 00' 03.0"0.06 miNorth15.55 mi
1 hour14° 22' 56.4"932.64 miWest0° 03' 11.6"3.66 miNorth932.81 mi
24 hours14° 28' 48.2"938.98 miEast1° 54' 21.4"131.10 miNorth953.64 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownFri 12:24 PM543 km337 miles293 nmNortheast NE
LuandaFri 1:24 PM2721 km1691 miles1469 nmEast-northeast ENE
AbidjanFri 12:24 PM2753 km1711 miles1487 nmNorth-northeast NNE
São ToméFri 12:24 PM2791 km1734 miles1507 nmNortheast NE
MonroviaFri 12:24 PM2792 km1735 miles1508 nmNorth N
Windhoek *Fri 2:24 PM2825 km1755 miles1525 nmEast-southeast ESE
YamoussoukroFri 12:24 PM2888 km1795 miles1559 nmNorth N
AccraFri 12:24 PM2901 km1803 miles1567 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LibrevilleFri 1:24 PM2996 km1862 miles1618 nmNortheast NE
LomeFri 12:24 PM3021 km1877 miles1631 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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