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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 12:34:00 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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Position of the Sun

On Friday, November 16, 2012 at 12:34:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 55' South, Longitude: 12° 17' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 438.90 meters/second, 1580.0 km/hour, 981.8 miles/hour or 853.1 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"981.49 miWest0° 00' 36.8"0.70 miSouth981.46 mi
24 hours0° 02' 59.0"3.26 miEast0° 14' 34.4"16.71 miSouth17.02 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, November 16, 2012 at 12:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 22' South, Longitude: 26° 49' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 417.08 meters/second, 1501.5 km/hour, 933.0 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' 57.0"932.71 miWest0° 03' 13.1"3.69 miNorth932.87 mi
24 hours14° 28' 29.2"938.69 miEast1° 54' 53.0"131.70 miNorth953.45 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownFri 12:34 PM771 km479 miles416 nmEast-northeast ENE
MonroviaFri 12:34 PM2795 km1737 miles1509 nmNorth N
AbidjanFri 12:34 PM2829 km1758 miles1527 nmNorth-northeast NNE
YamoussoukroFri 12:34 PM2948 km1832 miles1592 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LuandaFri 1:34 PM2969 km1845 miles1603 nmEast-northeast ENE
São ToméFri 12:34 PM2975 km1848 miles1606 nmNortheast NE
AccraFri 12:34 PM3012 km1871 miles1626 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FreetownFri 12:34 PM3032 km1884 miles1637 nmNorth N
Windhoek *Fri 2:34 PM3079 km1913 miles1663 nmEast-southeast ESE
LoméFri 12:34 PM3141 km1951 miles1696 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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