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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 Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 12:34:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 09' South, Longitude: 12° 14' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 438.25 meters/second, 1577.7 km/hour, 980.3 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"980.05 miwest0° 00' 36.0"0.69 misouth980.02 mi
24 hours0° 03' 11.2"3.47 mieast0° 14' 13.9"16.32 misouth16.68 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 12:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 27' South, Longitude: 41° 17' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.93 meters/second, 1522.5 km/hour, 946.1 miles/hour or 822.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.7"15.77 miwest0° 00' 06.2"0.12 minorth15.77 mi
1 hour14° 24' 51.7"945.83 miwest0° 06' 21.9"7.30 minorth946.15 mi
24 hours13° 37' 11.5"893.73 mieast3° 01' 36.0"208.13 minorth924.87 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownSat 12:34 PM778 km483 miles420 nmEast-northeast ENE
MonroviaSat 12:34 PM2821 km1753 miles1523 nmNorth N
AbidjanSat 12:34 PM2852 km1772 miles1540 nmNorth-northeast NNE
YamoussoukroSat 12:34 PM2972 km1847 miles1605 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LuandaSat 1:34 PM2973 km1847 miles1605 nmEast-northeast ENE
São ToméSat 12:34 PM2990 km1858 miles1614 nmNortheast NE
AccraSat 12:34 PM3033 km1885 miles1638 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FreetownSat 12:34 PM3059 km1901 miles1652 nmNorth N
Windhoek *Sat 2:34 PM3071 km1908 miles1658 nmEast-southeast ESE
LomeSat 12:34 PM3161 km1964 miles1707 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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