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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, January 1, 2014 at 12:30:00 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, January 1, 2014 at 12:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 59' South, Longitude: 6° 36' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.10 meters/second, 1537.6 km/hour, 955.4 miles/hour or 830.2 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.92 miWest0° 00' 00.2"0.00 miNorth15.92 mi
1 hour14° 59' 42.3"954.99 miWest0° 00' 12.5"0.24 miNorth955.00 mi
24 hours0° 07' 02.3"7.48 miEast0° 05' 16.6"6.05 miNorth9.62 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at 12:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 19' South, Longitude: 6° 14' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.14 meters/second, 1519.7 km/hour, 944.3 miles/hour or 820.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 22.5"15.74 miWest0° 00' 04.6"0.09 miNorth15.74 mi
1 hour14° 22' 31.2"944.07 miWest0° 04' 40.3"5.36 miNorth944.29 mi
24 hours14° 47' 58.3"971.91 miEast2° 28' 18.1"169.97 miNorth993.17 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownWed 12:30 PM786 km489 miles425 nmNorth N
Windhoek *Wed 2:30 PM2430 km1510 miles1312 nmEast E
LuandaWed 1:30 PM2632 km1636 miles1421 nmEast-northeast ENE
Cape TownWed 2:30 PM2725 km1693 miles1471 nmEast-southeast ESE
São ToméWed 12:30 PM2956 km1837 miles1596 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LibrevilleWed 1:30 PM3116 km1936 miles1683 nmNortheast NE
KinshasaWed 1:30 PM3134 km1947 miles1692 nmNortheast NE
BrazzavilleWed 1:30 PM3136 km1949 miles1693 nmNortheast NE
AbidjanWed 12:30 PM3143 km1953 miles1697 nmNorth N
AccraWed 12:30 PM3231 km2008 miles1745 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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