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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 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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= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Friday, January 31, 2014 at 12:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 19' South, Longitude: 4° 08' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.90 meters/second, 1594.4 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"990.48 miWest0° 00' 42.0"0.80 miNorth990.51 mi
24 hours0° 02' 06.0"2.31 miEast0° 16' 59.4"19.47 miNorth19.61 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, January 31, 2014 at 12:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 11' South, Longitude: 3° 05' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.11 meters/second, 1580.8 km/hour, 982.3 miles/hour or 853.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.4"16.37 miWest0° 00' 10.7"0.21 miNorth16.37 mi
1 hour14° 25' 32.4"982.15 miWest0° 10' 50.7"12.42 miNorth982.50 mi
24 hours13° 30' 11.6"919.35 miEast4° 33' 53.1"313.70 miNorth976.68 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownFri 12:30 PM228 km142 miles123 nmNorthwest NW
LuandaFri 1:30 PM2102 km1306 miles1135 nmEast-northeast ENE
São ToméFri 12:30 PM2288 km1421 miles1235 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Windhoek *Fri 2:30 PM2294 km1425 miles1239 nmEast-southeast ESE
LibrevilleFri 1:30 PM2461 km1529 miles1329 nmNortheast NE
AbidjanFri 12:30 PM2504 km1556 miles1352 nmNorth N
KinshasaFri 1:30 PM2562 km1592 miles1384 nmEast-northeast ENE
BrazzavilleFri 1:30 PM2564 km1593 miles1384 nmEast-northeast ENE
AccraFri 12:30 PM2565 km1594 miles1385 nmNorth N
LoméFri 12:30 PM2659 km1652 miles1436 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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