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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 = Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 12:02:00 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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= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 12:02:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 20' South, Longitude: 2° 29' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.76 meters/second, 1575.9 km/hour, 979.2 miles/hour or 850.9 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"16.32 miWest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 miNorth16.32 mi
1 hour14° 59' 50.6"978.93 miWest0° 00' 35.5"0.68 miNorth978.96 mi
24 hours0° 03' 37.6"3.95 miEast0° 14' 25.5"16.54 miNorth17.00 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 12:02:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 47' North, Longitude: 138° 35' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.73 meters/second, 1511.0 km/hour, 938.9 miles/hour or 815.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"15.65 miWest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 miSouth15.65 mi
1 hour14° 30' 42.5"938.58 miWest0° 00' 42.4"0.81 miSouth938.62 mi
24 hours11° 43' 24.4"758.33 miEast0° 43' 46.2"50.18 miSouth761.79 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownWed 12:02 PM948 km589 miles512 nmWest-northwest WNW
Windhoek *Wed 2:02 PM1559 km969 miles842 nmEast-southeast ESE
LuandaWed 1:02 PM1641 km1020 miles886 nmNortheast NE
KinshasaWed 1:02 PM2168 km1347 miles1171 nmNortheast NE
BrazzavilleWed 1:02 PM2171 km1349 miles1172 nmNortheast NE
São ToméWed 12:02 PM2225 km1383 miles1201 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Cape TownWed 2:02 PM2260 km1404 miles1220 nmSoutheast SE
LibrevilleWed 1:02 PM2311 km1436 miles1248 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GaboroneWed 2:02 PM2487 km1545 miles1343 nmEast-southeast ESE
MalaboWed 1:02 PM2645 km1644 miles1428 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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