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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).

= 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 Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 12:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 15' South, Longitude: 14° 05' West

The ground speed is currently 449.65 meters/second, 1618.7 kilometres/hour, 1005.8 miles/hour or 874.0 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' 00.0"16.76 miWest0° 00' 00.8"0.02 miSouth16.76 mi
1 hour15° 00' 01.3"1005.66 miWest0° 00' 48.2"0.92 miSouth1005.63 mi
24 hours0° 00' 24.6"0.46 miWest0° 19' 13.5"22.03 miSouth22.03 mi

## Position of the Moon

On Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 12:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 02' South, Longitude: 51° 07' West

The ground speed is currently 448.51 meters/second, 1614.6 kilometres/hour, 1003.3 miles/hour or 871.8 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' 31.3"16.72 miWest0° 00' 10.7"0.21 miSouth16.72 mi
1 hour14° 31' 23.2"1003.17 miWest0° 10' 50.9"12.42 miSouth1003.16 mi
24 hours11° 41' 48.0"807.94 miEast4° 17' 45.3"295.19 miSouth857.97 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)Thu 12:40 PM701 km435 miles378 nm N
JamestownThu 12:40 PM919 km571 miles496 nm ESE
MonroviaThu 12:40 PM2304 km1432 miles1244 nm N
RecifeThu 9:40 AM2372 km1474 miles1281 nm WNW
AbidjanThu 12:40 PM2434 km1512 miles1314 nm NNE
FreetownThu 12:40 PM2517 km1564 miles1359 nm N
YamoussoukroThu 12:40 PM2526 km1570 miles1364 nm NNE
ConakryThu 12:40 PM2629 km1633 miles1419 nm N
SalvadorThu 9:40 AM2642 km1642 miles1426 nm W
AccraThu 12:40 PM2674 km1661 miles1444 nm NE