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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, March 20, 2013 at 12:12:00 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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= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 12:12:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 01' North, Longitude: 1° 09' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.93 meters/second, 1670.1 km/hour, 1037.8 miles/hour or 901.8 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.30 miWest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 miNorth17.30 mi
1 hour15° 00' 11.0"1037.77 miWest0° 00' 59.2"1.13 miNorth1037.78 mi
24 hours0° 04' 27.9"5.15 miWest0° 23' 41.8"27.14 miNorth27.62 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 12:12:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 11' North, Longitude: 97° 50' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.19 meters/second, 1527.1 km/hour, 948.9 miles/hour or 824.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.1"15.81 miWest0° 00' 03.5"0.07 miSouth15.81 mi
1 hour14° 31' 10.5"948.60 miWest0° 03' 35.9"4.13 miSouth948.78 mi
24 hours11° 28' 48.1"750.10 miEast1° 50' 38.6"126.83 miSouth764.74 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AccraWed 12:12 PM620 km385 miles335 nmNorth N
AbidjanWed 12:12 PM668 km415 miles361 nmNorth-northwest NNW
LomeWed 12:12 PM725 km450 miles391 nmNorth-northeast NNE
KumasiWed 12:12 PM740 km460 miles400 nmNorth N
San PédroWed 12:12 PM805 km500 miles434 nmNorthwest NW
CotonouWed 1:12 PM807 km501 miles436 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Porto NovoWed 1:12 PM828 km515 miles447 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AtakpaméWed 12:12 PM867 km539 miles468 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LagosWed 1:12 PM869 km540 miles469 nmNortheast NE
São ToméWed 12:12 PM877 km545 miles474 nmEast E

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