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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 = Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 12:24:00 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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= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 12:24:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 39' South, Longitude: 3° 27' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 434.13 meters/second, 1562.9 km/hour, 971.1 miles/hour or 843.9 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"16.19 miWest0° 00' 00.5"0.01 miNorth16.19 mi
1 hour14° 59' 47.8"970.77 miWest0° 00' 30.0"0.57 miNorth970.79 mi
24 hours0° 04' 47.2"5.17 miEast0° 12' 12.6"14.00 miNorth14.92 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 12:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 29' North, Longitude: 65° 29' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 445.85 meters/second, 1605.1 km/hour, 997.3 miles/hour or 866.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.4"16.62 miWest0° 00' 10.5"0.20 miNorth16.62 mi
1 hour14° 32' 25.1"997.23 miWest0° 10' 30.8"12.04 miNorth997.10 mi
24 hours11° 00' 09.6"754.62 miEast3° 58' 08.1"272.77 miNorth798.62 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownThu 12:24 PM575 km357 miles310 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Windhoek *Thu 2:24 PM2135 km1326 miles1153 nmEast E
LuandaThu 1:24 PM2218 km1378 miles1198 nmNortheast NE
São ToméThu 12:24 PM2573 km1598 miles1389 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Cape TownThu 2:24 PM2609 km1621 miles1408 nmSoutheast SE
KinshasaThu 1:24 PM2718 km1689 miles1467 nmNortheast NE
LibrevilleThu 1:24 PM2719 km1689 miles1468 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BrazzavilleThu 1:24 PM2720 km1690 miles1469 nmNortheast NE
AbidjanThu 12:24 PM2873 km1785 miles1551 nmNorth N
AccraThu 12:24 PM2919 km1814 miles1576 nmNorth N

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