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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, January 2, 2014 at 12:20:00 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 Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 12:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 53' South, Longitude: 3° 59' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.38 meters/second, 1538.6 km/hour, 956.0 miles/hour or 830.8 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.93 miWest0° 00' 00.2"0.00 miNorth15.93 mi
1 hour14° 59' 42.4"955.61 miWest0° 00' 13.7"0.26 miNorth955.62 mi
24 hours0° 06' 56.9"7.39 miEast0° 05' 43.8"6.57 miNorth9.89 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 12:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 52' South, Longitude: 10° 58' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.26 meters/second, 1541.7 km/hour, 958.0 miles/hour or 832.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 23.6"15.97 miWest0° 00' 07.5"0.15 miNorth15.97 mi
1 hour14° 23' 39.0"957.80 miWest0° 07' 41.0"8.81 miNorth958.14 mi
24 hours14° 13' 35.1"946.64 miEast3° 32' 05.8"243.03 miNorth984.75 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownThu 12:20 PM792 km492 miles428 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Windhoek *Thu 2:20 PM2163 km1344 miles1168 nmEast E
LuandaThu 1:20 PM2408 km1496 miles1300 nmNortheast NE
Cape TownThu 2:20 PM2505 km1557 miles1353 nmSoutheast SE
São ToméThu 12:20 PM2820 km1752 miles1523 nmNorth-northeast NNE
KinshasaThu 1:20 PM2921 km1815 miles1577 nmNortheast NE
BrazzavilleThu 1:20 PM2924 km1817 miles1579 nmNortheast NE
LibrevilleThu 1:20 PM2959 km1839 miles1598 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GaboroneThu 2:20 PM3048 km1894 miles1646 nmEast E
AbidjanThu 12:20 PM3121 km1939 miles1685 nmNorth N

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