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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 = Saturday, January 4, 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 Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 12:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 42' South, Longitude: 6° 15' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.01 meters/second, 1540.8 km/hour, 957.4 miles/hour or 832.0 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.96 miWest0° 00' 00.3"0.01 miNorth15.96 mi
1 hour14° 59' 43.0"957.01 miWest0° 00' 16.0"0.31 miNorth957.03 mi
24 hours0° 06' 44.6"7.18 miEast0° 06' 38.0"7.61 miNorth10.46 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 12:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 02' South, Longitude: 36° 18' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.56 meters/second, 1593.2 km/hour, 990.0 miles/hour or 860.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.0"16.50 miWest0° 00' 11.2"0.21 miNorth16.50 mi
1 hour14° 27' 08.7"989.89 miWest0° 11' 16.8"12.92 miNorth990.20 mi
24 hours12° 49' 49.2"878.80 miEast4° 37' 43.2"318.06 miNorth938.38 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownSat 12:30 PM751 km467 miles406 nmNorth N
Windhoek *Sat 2:30 PM2396 km1489 miles1294 nmEast E
LuandaSat 1:30 PM2585 km1606 miles1396 nmEast-northeast ENE
Cape TownSat 2:30 PM2712 km1685 miles1464 nmEast-southeast ESE
São ToméSat 12:30 PM2911 km1809 miles1572 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LibrevilleSat 1:30 PM3070 km1907 miles1657 nmNortheast NE
KinshasaSat 1:30 PM3086 km1918 miles1666 nmNortheast NE
BrazzavilleSat 1:30 PM3088 km1919 miles1668 nmNortheast NE
AbidjanSat 12:30 PM3108 km1931 miles1678 nmNorth N
AccraSat 12:30 PM3192 km1984 miles1724 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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