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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 12:44:00 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 12:44:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 39' South, Longitude: 8° 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"970.79 miWest0° 00' 30.0"0.57 miNorth970.81 mi
24 hours0° 04' 47.1"5.16 miEast0° 12' 12.9"14.01 miNorth14.93 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 12:44:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 32' North, Longitude: 60° 38' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 445.79 meters/second, 1604.9 km/hour, 997.2 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' 25.4"997.10 miWest0° 10' 29.9"12.03 miNorth996.97 mi
24 hours11° 00' 07.8"754.48 miEast3° 57' 42.4"272.28 miNorth798.30 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownThu 12:44 PM597 km371 miles322 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Windhoek *Thu 2:44 PM2649 km1646 miles1430 nmEast E
LuandaThu 1:44 PM2670 km1659 miles1442 nmEast-northeast ENE
São ToméThu 12:44 PM2850 km1771 miles1539 nmNortheast NE
AbidjanThu 12:44 PM2912 km1810 miles1573 nmNorth N
MonroviaThu 12:44 PM2993 km1860 miles1616 nmNorth N
Cape TownThu 2:44 PM3026 km1880 miles1634 nmSoutheast SE
AccraThu 12:44 PM3034 km1885 miles1638 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LibrevilleThu 1:44 PM3036 km1886 miles1639 nmNortheast NE
YamoussoukroThu 12:44 PM3057 km1900 miles1651 nmNorth N

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