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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

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Position of the Sun

On Friday, February 1, 2013 at 12:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 58' South, Longitude: 6° 36' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 443.74 meters/second, 1597.5 km/hour, 992.6 miles/hour or 862.6 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.54 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 minorth16.54 mi
1 hour14° 59' 55.2"992.38 miwest0° 00' 43.0"0.82 minorth992.41 mi
24 hours0° 01' 49.0"2.01 mieast0° 17' 21.4"19.89 minorth19.99 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, February 1, 2013 at 12:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 17' South, Longitude: 127° 34' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.58 meters/second, 1593.3 km/hour, 990.0 miles/hour or 860.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.9"16.50 miwest0° 00' 10.7"0.21 misouth16.50 mi
1 hour14° 29' 59.0"989.85 miwest0° 10' 45.2"12.32 misouth989.67 mi
24 hours12° 16' 49.7"838.37 mieast4° 03' 57.8"279.48 misouth878.44 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownFri 12:40 PM148 km92 miles80 nmNortheast NE
LuandaFri 1:40 PM2330 km1448 miles1258 nmEast-northeast ENE
São ToméFri 12:40 PM2408 km1496 miles1300 nmNortheast NE
AbidjanFri 12:40 PM2481 km1541 miles1339 nmNorth N
Windhoek *Fri 2:40 PM2556 km1589 miles1380 nmEast-southeast ESE
AccraFri 12:40 PM2587 km1607 miles1397 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LibrevilleFri 1:40 PM2605 km1619 miles1407 nmNortheast NE
MonroviaFri 12:40 PM2616 km1625 miles1412 nmNorth N
YamoussoukroFri 12:40 PM2634 km1637 miles1422 nmNorth N
LomeFri 12:40 PM2695 km1674 miles1455 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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