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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 = Wednesday, January 29, 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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= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 12:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 52' South, Longitude: 1° 43' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 441.55 meters/second, 1589.6 km/hour, 987.7 miles/hour or 858.3 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.46 miWest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 miNorth16.46 mi
1 hour14° 59' 53.4"987.44 miWest0° 00' 40.4"0.77 miNorth987.47 mi
24 hours0° 02' 30.7"2.76 miEast0° 16' 22.1"18.76 miNorth18.96 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 12:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 10' South, Longitude: 23° 09' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.18 meters/second, 1530.7 km/hour, 951.1 miles/hour or 826.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 23.2"15.85 miWest0° 00' 06.0"0.12 miNorth15.85 mi
1 hour14° 23' 12.0"950.88 miWest0° 06' 06.4"7.00 miNorth951.17 mi
24 hours14° 33' 26.7"962.16 miEast2° 59' 46.8"206.02 miNorth991.11 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownWed 12:20 PM477 km296 miles258 nmWest-northwest WNW
LuandaWed 1:20 PM1901 km1181 miles1027 nmEast-northeast ENE
Windhoek *Wed 2:20 PM2031 km1262 miles1096 nmEast-southeast ESE
São ToméWed 12:20 PM2216 km1377 miles1197 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LibrevilleWed 1:20 PM2362 km1467 miles1275 nmNorth-northeast NNE
KinshasaWed 1:20 PM2385 km1482 miles1288 nmNortheast NE
BrazzavilleWed 1:20 PM2387 km1483 miles1289 nmNortheast NE
AbidjanWed 12:20 PM2577 km1601 miles1392 nmNorth N
AccraWed 12:20 PM2595 km1612 miles1401 nmNorth N
MalaboWed 1:20 PM2655 km1650 miles1433 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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