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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 12:30:00 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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= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 12:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 53' South, Longitude: 6° 29' 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 miNorth955.63 mi
24 hours0° 06' 56.9"7.39 miEast0° 05' 44.0"6.57 miNorth9.89 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 12:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 50' South, Longitude: 8° 34' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.31 meters/second, 1541.9 km/hour, 958.1 miles/hour or 832.6 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' 39.6"957.91 miWest0° 07' 42.1"8.83 miNorth958.25 mi
24 hours14° 13' 18.3"946.43 miEast3° 32' 28.5"243.46 miNorth984.65 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownThu 12:30 PM775 km482 miles419 nmNorth N
Windhoek *Thu 2:30 PM2419 km1503 miles1306 nmEast E
LuandaThu 1:30 PM2617 km1626 miles1413 nmEast-northeast ENE
Cape TownThu 2:30 PM2720 km1690 miles1469 nmEast-southeast ESE
São ToméThu 12:30 PM2942 km1828 miles1589 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LibrevilleThu 1:30 PM3101 km1927 miles1675 nmNortheast NE
KinshasaThu 1:30 PM3118 km1938 miles1684 nmNortheast NE
BrazzavilleThu 1:30 PM3120 km1939 miles1685 nmNortheast NE
AbidjanThu 12:30 PM3132 km1946 miles1691 nmNorth N
AccraThu 12:30 PM3219 km2000 miles1738 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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