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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 = Friday, January 3, 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 Friday, January 3, 2014 at 12:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 48' South, Longitude: 3° 52' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.68 meters/second, 1539.6 km/hour, 956.7 miles/hour or 831.3 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.94 miWest0° 00' 00.2"0.00 miNorth15.94 mi
1 hour14° 59' 42.6"956.28 miWest0° 00' 14.9"0.29 miNorth956.30 mi
24 hours0° 06' 51.0"7.29 miEast0° 06' 10.9"7.09 miNorth10.17 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, January 3, 2014 at 12:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 20' South, Longitude: 25° 11' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 435.77 meters/second, 1568.8 km/hour, 974.8 miles/hour or 847.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.2"16.25 miWest0° 00' 09.8"0.19 miNorth16.25 mi
1 hour14° 25' 20.3"974.64 miWest0° 09' 56.1"11.38 miNorth975.01 mi
24 hours13° 31' 01.2"913.47 miEast4° 15' 41.0"292.89 miNorth965.51 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownFri 12:20 PM785 km488 miles424 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Windhoek *Fri 2:20 PM2151 km1337 miles1162 nmEast E
LuandaFri 1:20 PM2392 km1486 miles1292 nmNortheast NE
Cape TownFri 2:20 PM2501 km1554 miles1351 nmSoutheast SE
São ToméFri 12:20 PM2805 km1743 miles1515 nmNorth-northeast NNE
KinshasaFri 1:20 PM2906 km1805 miles1569 nmNortheast NE
BrazzavilleFri 1:20 PM2908 km1807 miles1570 nmNortheast NE
LibrevilleFri 1:20 PM2944 km1829 miles1590 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GaboroneFri 2:20 PM3038 km1888 miles1640 nmEast E
AbidjanFri 12:20 PM3110 km1933 miles1679 nmNorth N

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