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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 12:34:00 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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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 12:34:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 39' South, Longitude: 5° 57' 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"970.78 miWest0° 00' 30.0"0.57 miNorth970.80 mi
24 hours0° 04' 47.2"5.17 miEast0° 12' 12.7"14.00 miNorth14.93 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 12:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 30' North, Longitude: 63° 04' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 445.82 meters/second, 1605.0 km/hour, 997.3 miles/hour or 866.6 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' 25.2"997.16 miWest0° 10' 30.4"12.03 miNorth997.03 mi
24 hours11° 00' 08.8"754.55 miEast3° 57' 55.1"272.53 miNorth798.46 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownThu 12:34 PM523 km325 miles282 nmNorth N
Windhoek *Thu 2:34 PM2392 km1486 miles1291 nmEast E
LuandaThu 1:34 PM2440 km1516 miles1317 nmEast-northeast ENE
São ToméThu 12:34 PM2701 km1678 miles1458 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Cape TownThu 2:34 PM2815 km1749 miles1520 nmSoutheast SE
LibrevilleThu 1:34 PM2869 km1783 miles1549 nmNortheast NE
AbidjanThu 12:34 PM2880 km1789 miles1555 nmNorth N
KinshasaThu 1:34 PM2925 km1818 miles1580 nmNortheast NE
BrazzavilleThu 1:34 PM2927 km1819 miles1581 nmNortheast NE
AccraThu 12:34 PM2964 km1842 miles1601 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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