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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 31, 2014 at 11:40:00 AM.

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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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Position of the Sun

On Friday, January 31, 2014 at 11:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 19' South, Longitude: 8° 22' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.87 meters/second, 1594.3 km/hour, 990.7 miles/hour or 860.9 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.51 miWest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 miNorth16.51 mi
1 hour14° 59' 54.5"990.43 miWest0° 00' 42.0"0.80 miNorth990.46 mi
24 hours0° 02' 06.4"2.32 miEast0° 16' 58.7"19.46 miNorth19.60 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, January 31, 2014 at 11:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 20' South, Longitude: 15° 07' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 438.88 meters/second, 1580.0 km/hour, 981.8 miles/hour or 853.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.4"16.36 miWest0° 00' 10.7"0.21 miNorth16.36 mi
1 hour14° 25' 29.5"981.62 miWest0° 10' 47.5"12.36 miNorth981.98 mi
24 hours13° 31' 24.0"920.29 miEast4° 33' 00.2"312.69 miNorth977.32 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LubangoFri 12:40 PM610 km379 miles329 nmEast-northeast ENE
Walvis Bay *Fri 1:40 PM895 km556 miles483 nmSoutheast SE
HuamboFri 12:40 PM939 km583 miles507 nmEast-northeast ENE
LuandaFri 12:40 PM1077 km669 miles582 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Windhoek *Fri 1:40 PM1082 km672 miles584 nmSoutheast SE
JamestownFri 11:40 AM1510 km938 miles815 nmWest W
KinshasaFri 12:40 PM1626 km1010 miles878 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BrazzavilleFri 12:40 PM1630 km1013 miles880 nmNorth-northeast NNE
São ToméFri 11:40 AM1962 km1219 miles1059 nmNorth N
LibrevilleFri 12:40 PM1963 km1220 miles1060 nmNorth N

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