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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 12:40:00 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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= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 12:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 53' South, Longitude: 8° 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"955.62 miWest0° 00' 13.7"0.26 miNorth955.63 mi
24 hours0° 06' 56.9"7.38 miEast0° 05' 44.1"6.58 miNorth9.89 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 12:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 49' South, Longitude: 6° 10' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.36 meters/second, 1542.1 km/hour, 958.2 miles/hour or 832.7 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' 07.7"0.15 miNorth15.97 mi
1 hour14° 23' 40.3"958.02 miWest0° 07' 43.2"8.85 miNorth958.37 mi
24 hours14° 13' 01.3"946.22 miEast3° 32' 51.1"243.89 miNorth984.55 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownThu 12:40 PM844 km524 miles456 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Windhoek *Thu 2:40 PM2674 km1662 miles1444 nmEast E
LuandaThu 1:40 PM2836 km1762 miles1531 nmEast-northeast ENE
Cape TownThu 2:40 PM2939 km1826 miles1587 nmEast-southeast ESE
São ToméThu 12:40 PM3083 km1915 miles1665 nmNortheast NE
AbidjanThu 12:40 PM3167 km1968 miles1710 nmNorth N
MonroviaThu 12:40 PM3237 km2011 miles1748 nmNorth N
LibrevilleThu 1:40 PM3260 km2026 miles1760 nmNortheast NE
AccraThu 12:40 PM3288 km2043 miles1775 nmNorth-northeast NNE
YamoussoukroThu 12:40 PM3311 km2057 miles1788 nmNorth N

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