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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 12:40:00 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 Friday, January 3, 2014 at 12:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 48' South, Longitude: 8° 52' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.68 meters/second, 1539.7 km/hour, 956.7 miles/hour or 831.4 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' 42.8"956.29 miWest0° 00' 14.9"0.29 miNorth956.31 mi
24 hours0° 06' 51.0"7.28 miEast0° 06' 11.2"7.10 miNorth10.17 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, January 3, 2014 at 12:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 16' South, Longitude: 20° 23' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 435.87 meters/second, 1569.1 km/hour, 975.0 miles/hour or 847.3 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' 21.9"974.87 miWest0° 09' 57.7"11.41 miNorth975.24 mi
24 hours13° 30' 25.3"912.99 miEast4° 16' 08.1"293.40 miNorth965.18 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownFri 12:40 PM829 km515 miles448 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Windhoek *Fri 2:40 PM2663 km1655 miles1438 nmEast E
LuandaFri 1:40 PM2820 km1752 miles1523 nmEast-northeast ENE
Cape TownFri 2:40 PM2934 km1823 miles1584 nmEast-southeast ESE
São ToméFri 12:40 PM3067 km1906 miles1656 nmNortheast NE
AbidjanFri 12:40 PM3155 km1960 miles1703 nmNorth N
MonroviaFri 12:40 PM3227 km2005 miles1743 nmNorth N
LibrevilleFri 1:40 PM3244 km2016 miles1752 nmNortheast NE
AccraFri 12:40 PM3274 km2034 miles1768 nmNorth-northeast NNE
YamoussoukroFri 12:40 PM3299 km2050 miles1781 nmNorth N

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