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Day and Night World Map

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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

See where the moon is over the horizon

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Map notes

Position of the Sun

On Friday, January 3, 2014 at 12:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 22° 48' South
Longitude: 6° 39' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.68 meters/second, 1539.7 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"15.95 miwest0° 00' 00.2"0.00 minorth15.95 mi
1 hour14° 59' 42.6"956.35 miwest0° 00' 14.9"0.29 minorth956.37 mi
24 hours0° 06' 51.0"7.29 mieast0° 06' 11.1"7.10 minorth10.17 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, January 3, 2014 at 12:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 12° 18' South
Longitude: 22° 31' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 435.82 meters/second, 1569.0 km/hour, 974.9 miles/hour or 847.2 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' 21.3"974.84 miwest0° 09' 57.0"11.40 minorth975.21 mi
24 hours13° 30' 41.3"913.27 mieast4° 15' 56.2"293.19 minorth965.40 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownFri 12:30 PM767 km476 miles414 nmNorth N
Windhoek *Fri 2:30 PM2438 km1515 miles1317 nmEast E
LuandaFri 1:30 PM2625 km1631 miles1418 nmEast-northeast ENE
Cape TownFri 2:30 PM2740 km1702 miles1479 nmEast-southeast ESE
São ToméFri 12:30 PM2942 km1828 miles1588 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LibrevilleFri 1:30 PM3103 km1928 miles1675 nmNortheast NE
AbidjanFri 12:30 PM3123 km1941 miles1686 nmNorth N
KinshasaFri 1:30 PM3125 km1942 miles1687 nmNortheast NE
BrazzavilleFri 1:30 PM3127 km1943 miles1689 nmNortheast NE
AccraFri 12:30 PM3213 km1996 miles1735 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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