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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 Friday, November 16, 2012 at 12:34:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 55' South, Longitude: 12° 33' 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"981.55 miwest0° 00' 36.8"0.70 misouth981.53 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° 32' 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' 03.1"0.06 minorth15.55 mi
1 hour14° 22' 57.1"932.78 miwest0° 03' 13.3"3.69 minorth932.95 mi
24 hours14° 28' 27.1"938.72 mieast1° 54' 56.6"131.78 minorth953.50 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 PM798 km496 miles431 nmEast-northeast ENE
MonroviaFri 12:34 PM2797 km1738 miles1510 nmNorth N
AbidjanFri 12:34 PM2839 km1764 miles1533 nmNorth-northeast NNE
YamoussoukroFri 12:34 PM2956 km1837 miles1596 nmNorth-northeast NNE
São ToméFri 12:34 PM2996 km1862 miles1618 nmNortheast NE
LuandaFri 1:34 PM2997 km1862 miles1618 nmEast-northeast ENE
AccraFri 12:34 PM3025 km1880 miles1633 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FreetownFri 12:34 PM3031 km1883 miles1637 nmNorth N
Windhoek *Fri 2:34 PM3110 km1933 miles1679 nmEast-southeast ESE
ConakryFri 12:34 PM3146 km1955 miles1699 nmNorth N
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