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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 areas of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night.

Map showing day and night parts of the world

UTC time = Friday, March 22, 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 Friday, March 22, 2013 at 12:02:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 48' North, Longitude: 1° 13' East

The ground speed is currently 463.88 meters/second, 1670.0 kilometres/hour, 1037.7 miles/hour or 901.7 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Sun compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.29 miWest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 miNorth17.29 mi
1 hour15° 00' 11.3"1037.67 miWest0° 00' 59.1"1.13 miNorth1037.67 mi
24 hours0° 04' 31.2"5.21 miWest0° 23' 38.9"27.08 miNorth27.58 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, March 22, 2013 at 12:02:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 43' North, Longitude: 123° 07' East

The ground speed is currently 434.59 meters/second, 1564.5 kilometres/hour, 972.1 miles/hour or 844.8 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Moon compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.6"16.20 miWest0° 00' 07.5"0.14 miSouth16.20 mi
1 hour14° 31' 40.0"971.94 miWest0° 07' 33.6"8.66 miSouth972.26 mi
24 hours11° 18' 27.9"756.57 miEast3° 20' 57.3"230.24 miSouth795.94 mi

Locations With the Sun Near Its Zenith

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

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LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AccraFri 12:02 PM547 km340 miles295 nmNorth-northwest NNW
LoméFri 12:02 PM589 km366 miles318 nmNorth N
São ToméFri 12:02 PM617 km383 miles333 nmEast E
CotonouFri 1:02 PM630 km392 miles340 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Porto NovoFri 1:02 PM648 km402 miles350 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LagosFri 1:02 PM668 km415 miles361 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Santo António (Príncipe)Fri 12:02 PM697 km433 miles377 nmEast E
KumasiFri 12:02 PM723 km449 miles390 nmNorth-northwest NNW
AbeokutaFri 1:02 PM742 km461 miles400 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AtakpaméFri 12:02 PM743 km462 miles401 nmNorth N

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