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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, January 12, 2013 at 12:20:00 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, January 12, 2013 at 12:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 34' South, Longitude: 2° 54' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.45 meters/second, 1553.2 km/hour, 965.1 miles/hour or 838.7 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"16.09 miWest0° 00' 00.4"0.01 miNorth16.09 mi
1 hour14° 59' 45.7"964.75 miWest0° 00' 25.0"0.48 miNorth964.77 mi
24 hours0° 05' 39.1"6.06 miEast0° 10' 12.0"11.70 miNorth13.18 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 12:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 07' South, Longitude: 6° 02' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.76 meters/second, 1550.7 km/hour, 963.6 miles/hour or 837.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.4"16.06 miWest0° 00' 09.2"0.18 miNorth16.06 mi
1 hour14° 25' 34.5"963.39 miWest0° 09' 17.9"10.66 miNorth963.80 mi
24 hours13° 22' 32.6"893.26 miEast4° 04' 48.9"280.49 miNorth943.69 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownSat 12:20 PM692 km430 miles373 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Windhoek *Sat 2:20 PM2063 km1282 miles1114 nmEast E
LuandaSat 1:20 PM2229 km1385 miles1204 nmNortheast NE
Cape TownSat 2:20 PM2500 km1553 miles1350 nmSoutheast SE
São ToméSat 12:20 PM2639 km1640 miles1425 nmNorth-northeast NNE
KinshasaSat 1:20 PM2739 km1702 miles1479 nmNortheast NE
BrazzavilleSat 1:20 PM2742 km1704 miles1481 nmNortheast NE
LibrevilleSat 1:20 PM2775 km1724 miles1498 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GaboroneSat 2:20 PM2965 km1842 miles1601 nmEast-southeast ESE
AbidjanSat 12:20 PM2976 km1849 miles1607 nmNorth N

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