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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 = Thursday, January 30, 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 Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 12:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 36' South, Longitude: 4° 11' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.22 meters/second, 1592.0 km/hour, 989.2 miles/hour or 859.6 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.49 miWest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 miNorth16.49 mi
1 hour14° 59' 53.9"988.96 miWest0° 00' 41.2"0.79 miNorth989.00 mi
24 hours0° 02' 18.4"2.54 miEast0° 16' 41.0"19.12 miNorth19.29 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 12:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 09' South, Longitude: 10° 59' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.96 meters/second, 1555.1 km/hour, 966.3 miles/hour or 839.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.1"16.10 miWest0° 00' 08.7"0.17 miNorth16.10 mi
1 hour14° 24' 09.6"966.09 miWest0° 08' 53.4"10.19 miNorth966.46 mi
24 hours14° 04' 41.9"944.34 miEast3° 57' 40.0"272.28 miNorth989.95 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownThu 12:30 PM247 km154 miles133 nmNorthwest NW
LuandaThu 1:30 PM2119 km1317 miles1144 nmEast-northeast ENE
Windhoek *Thu 2:30 PM2288 km1422 miles1236 nmEast-southeast ESE
São ToméThu 12:30 PM2316 km1439 miles1250 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LibrevilleThu 1:30 PM2488 km1546 miles1343 nmNortheast NE
AbidjanThu 12:30 PM2534 km1575 miles1368 nmNorth N
KinshasaThu 1:30 PM2582 km1605 miles1394 nmEast-northeast ENE
BrazzavilleThu 1:30 PM2584 km1605 miles1395 nmEast-northeast ENE
AccraThu 12:30 PM2596 km1613 miles1402 nmNorth N
LomeThu 12:30 PM2690 km1672 miles1453 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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