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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 areas of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night.

= The Sun's position directly overhead (zenith) in relation to an observer.

= The Moon's position at its zenith in relation to an observer (Moon phase is not shown).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

See where the Moon is over the horizon

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## Position of the Sun

On Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 12:00:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 54' South, Longitude: 2° 54' West

The ground speed is currently 462.24 meters/second, 1664.1 kilometres/hour, 1034.0 miles/hour or 898.5 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Sun compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.23 miWest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 miSouth17.23 mi
1 hour15° 00' 11.0"1033.98 miWest0° 00' 57.6"1.10 miSouth1033.97 mi
24 hours0° 04' 24.6"5.07 miWest0° 23' 01.8"26.38 miSouth26.86 mi

## Position of the Moon

On Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 12:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 48' South, Longitude: 1° 55' East

The ground speed is currently 443.03 meters/second, 1594.9 kilometres/hour, 991.0 miles/hour or 861.2 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Moon compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.7"16.52 miWest0° 00' 10.2"0.19 miSouth16.52 mi
1 hour14° 29' 43.6"990.86 miWest0° 10' 11.2"11.67 miSouth990.70 mi
24 hours12° 22' 43.4"846.18 miEast3° 51' 04.1"264.70 miSouth881.81 mi

## Locations With the Sun Near Its Zenith

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

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LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AbidjanSat 12:00 Noon1138 km707 miles614 nm N
AccraSat 12:00 Noon1194 km742 miles645 nm NNE
São ToméSat 12:00 Noon1218 km757 miles658 nm ENE
JamestownSat 12:00 Noon1257 km781 miles679 nm SSW
LoméSat 12:00 Noon1304 km810 miles704 nm NNE
YamoussoukroSat 12:00 Noon1323 km822 miles714 nm NNW
Porto NovoSat 1:00 PM1402 km871 miles757 nm NNE
LagosSat 1:00 PM1435 km892 miles775 nm NNE
LibrevilleSat 1:00 PM1494 km928 miles807 nm ENE
MonroviaSat 12:00 Noon1520 km945 miles821 nm NW