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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, March 21, 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).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 12:02:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 25' North, Longitude: 1° 17' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.92 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' 11.2"1037.75 miWest0° 00' 59.1"1.13 miNorth1037.75 mi
24 hours0° 04' 29.7"5.18 miWest0° 23' 40.5"27.11 miNorth27.60 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 12:02:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 22' North, Longitude: 111° 44' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.79 meters/second, 1543.6 km/hour, 959.2 miles/hour or 833.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.3"15.99 miWest0° 00' 05.5"0.11 miSouth15.99 mi
1 hour14° 31' 26.0"958.92 miWest0° 05' 40.0"6.49 miSouth959.19 mi
24 hours11° 22' 43.4"751.34 miEast2° 38' 13.7"181.33 miSouth777.87 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AccraThu 12:02 PM591 km367 miles319 nmNorth-northwest NNW
São ToméThu 12:02 PM606 km377 miles327 nmEast E
LoméThu 12:02 PM632 km393 miles341 nmNorth N
CotonouThu 1:02 PM671 km417 miles362 nmNorth N
Porto NovoThu 1:02 PM688 km428 miles372 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Santo António (Príncipe)Thu 12:02 PM696 km433 miles376 nmEast-northeast ENE
LagosThu 1:02 PM706 km439 miles381 nmNorth-northeast NNE
KumasiThu 12:02 PM766 km476 miles414 nmNorth-northwest NNW
AbeokutaThu 1:02 PM781 km485 miles421 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AtakpaméThu 12:02 PM787 km489 miles425 nmNorth N

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