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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 12:36:00 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 12:36:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 39' South, Longitude: 6° 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"970.78 miWest0° 00' 30.0"0.57 miNorth970.81 mi
24 hours0° 04' 47.1"5.16 miEast0° 12' 12.8"14.00 miNorth14.93 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 12:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 31' North, Longitude: 62° 35' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 445.82 meters/second, 1604.9 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"997.15 miWest0° 10' 30.3"12.03 miNorth997.02 mi
24 hours11° 00' 08.6"754.54 miEast3° 57' 52.7"272.48 miNorth798.43 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownThu 12:36 PM528 km328 miles285 nmNorth N
Windhoek *Thu 2:36 PM2443 km1518 miles1319 nmEast E
LuandaThu 1:36 PM2485 km1544 miles1342 nmEast-northeast ENE
São ToméThu 12:36 PM2729 km1696 miles1474 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Cape TownThu 2:36 PM2857 km1775 miles1542 nmSoutheast SE
AbidjanThu 12:36 PM2884 km1792 miles1557 nmNorth N
LibrevilleThu 1:36 PM2901 km1803 miles1566 nmNortheast NE
KinshasaThu 1:36 PM2968 km1844 miles1603 nmNortheast NE
BrazzavilleThu 1:36 PM2970 km1845 miles1604 nmNortheast NE
AccraThu 12:36 PM2976 km1849 miles1607 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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