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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 = Sunday, December 1, 2013 at 12:40:00 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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= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Sunday, December 1, 2013 at 12:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 52' South, Longitude: 12° 43' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.54 meters/second, 1549.9 km/hour, 963.1 miles/hour or 836.9 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"16.05 miWest0° 00' 00.4"0.01 miSouth16.05 mi
1 hour14° 59' 45.7"962.70 miWest0° 00' 22.7"0.44 miSouth962.68 mi
24 hours0° 05' 45.3"6.16 miEast0° 08' 55.4"10.23 miSouth11.94 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, December 1, 2013 at 12:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 30' South, Longitude: 33° 31' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.78 meters/second, 1540.0 km/hour, 956.9 miles/hour or 831.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.4"15.95 miWest0° 00' 06.6"0.13 miSouth15.95 mi
1 hour14° 25' 22.8"956.63 miWest0° 06' 37.0"7.59 miSouth956.39 mi
24 hours14° 11' 57.5"941.80 miEast2° 08' 02.3"146.76 miSouth947.81 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownSun 12:40 PM988 km614 miles534 nmNortheast NE
Windhoek *Sun 2:40 PM3068 km1906 miles1657 nmEast E
MonroviaSun 12:40 PM3125 km1942 miles1687 nmNorth N
LuandaSun 1:40 PM3129 km1945 miles1690 nmEast-northeast ENE
Rio de Janeiro *Sun 10:40 AM3133 km1947 miles1692 nmWest W
AbidjanSun 12:40 PM3154 km1960 miles1703 nmNorth-northeast NNE
São ToméSun 12:40 PM3240 km2013 miles1749 nmNortheast NE
YamoussoukroSun 12:40 PM3276 km2035 miles1769 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AccraSun 12:40 PM3326 km2066 miles1796 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Cape TownSun 2:40 PM3327 km2067 miles1796 nmEast-southeast ESE

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