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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 = Friday, January 18, 2013 at 12:46:00 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 Friday, January 18, 2013 at 12:46:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 26' South, Longitude: 8° 52' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 434.71 meters/second, 1565.0 km/hour, 972.4 miles/hour or 845.0 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"16.21 miWest0° 00' 00.5"0.01 miNorth16.21 mi
1 hour14° 59' 48.3"972.09 miWest0° 00' 31.0"0.59 miNorth972.12 mi
24 hours0° 04' 35.9"4.97 miEast0° 12' 36.0"14.45 miNorth15.28 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, January 18, 2013 at 12:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 30' North, Longitude: 71° 09' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 440.72 meters/second, 1586.6 km/hour, 985.9 miles/hour or 856.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.4"16.43 miWest0° 00' 09.2"0.18 miNorth16.43 mi
1 hour14° 32' 30.4"985.70 miWest0° 09' 12.1"10.54 miNorth985.48 mi
24 hours11° 01' 57.9"747.88 miEast3° 23' 09.6"232.77 miNorth778.55 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownFri 12:46 PM601 km373 miles324 nmNortheast NE
Windhoek *Fri 2:46 PM2696 km1675 miles1456 nmEast E
LuandaFri 1:46 PM2700 km1678 miles1458 nmEast-northeast ENE
São ToméFri 12:46 PM2859 km1776 miles1544 nmNortheast NE
AbidjanFri 12:46 PM2898 km1801 miles1565 nmNorth N
MonroviaFri 12:46 PM2967 km1844 miles1602 nmNorth N
AccraFri 12:46 PM3026 km1881 miles1634 nmNorth-northeast NNE
YamoussoukroFri 12:46 PM3041 km1889 miles1642 nmNorth N
LibrevilleFri 1:46 PM3049 km1895 miles1646 nmNortheast NE
Cape TownFri 2:46 PM3075 km1911 miles1660 nmSoutheast SE

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