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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 = Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 12:14:00 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 Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 12:14:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 09' South, Longitude: 7° 14' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 438.26 meters/second, 1577.7 km/hour, 980.4 miles/hour or 851.9 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.34 miWest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 miSouth16.34 mi
1 hour14° 59' 52.3"980.07 miWest0° 00' 36.0"0.69 miSouth980.04 mi
24 hours0° 03' 11.1"3.47 miEast0° 14' 14.2"16.32 miSouth16.69 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 12:14:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 30' South, Longitude: 46° 05' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.83 meters/second, 1522.2 km/hour, 945.8 miles/hour or 821.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.7"15.76 miWest0° 00' 06.2"0.12 miNorth15.76 mi
1 hour14° 24' 50.0"945.61 miWest0° 06' 19.6"7.25 miNorth945.93 mi
24 hours13° 37' 57.1"894.38 miEast3° 00' 48.2"207.22 miNorth925.29 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownSat 12:14 PM391 km243 miles211 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LuandaSat 1:14 PM2484 km1543 miles1341 nmEast-northeast ENE
Windhoek *Sat 2:14 PM2557 km1589 miles1381 nmEast-southeast ESE
São ToméSat 12:14 PM2641 km1641 miles1426 nmNortheast NE
AbidjanSat 12:14 PM2729 km1696 miles1474 nmNorth N
LibrevilleSat 1:14 PM2827 km1757 miles1527 nmNortheast NE
AccraSat 12:14 PM2838 km1763 miles1532 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MonroviaSat 12:14 PM2844 km1767 miles1536 nmNorth N
YamoussoukroSat 12:14 PM2880 km1790 miles1555 nmNorth N
LomeSat 12:14 PM2945 km1830 miles1590 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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