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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)

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Position of the Sun

On Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 12:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 55' South, Longitude: 12° 54' West

The ground speed is currently 462.23 meters/second, 1664.0 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"1033.96 miWest0° 00' 57.6"1.10 miSouth1033.95 mi
24 hours0° 04' 24.4"5.06 miWest0° 23' 01.8"26.37 miSouth26.86 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 12:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 55' South, Longitude: 7° 45' West

The ground speed is currently 442.87 meters/second, 1594.3 kilometres/hour, 990.7 miles/hour or 860.9 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"16.51 miWest0° 00' 10.2"0.19 miSouth16.51 mi
1 hour14° 29' 41.2"990.51 miWest0° 10' 09.6"11.64 miSouth990.35 mi
24 hours12° 23' 40.4"847.01 miEast3° 50' 12.7"263.72 miSouth882.26 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
Georgetown (Ascension Island)Sat 12:40 PM373 km231 miles201 nm SSW
MonroviaSat 12:40 PM1264 km785 miles682 nm N
JamestownSat 12:40 PM1449 km900 miles782 nm SSE
FreetownSat 12:40 PM1483 km921 miles801 nm N
AbidjanSat 12:40 PM1502 km934 miles811 nm NE
YamoussoukroSat 12:40 PM1550 km963 miles837 nm NNE
ConakrySat 12:40 PM1598 km993 miles863 nm N
AccraSat 12:40 PM1825 km1134 miles986 nm NE
BissauSat 12:40 PM1879 km1167 miles1014 nm N
LoméSat 12:40 PM1989 km1236 miles1074 nm NE