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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 12:40:00 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 Friday, January 31, 2014 at 12:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 19' South, Longitude: 6° 38' 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"990.49 miWest0° 00' 42.0"0.80 miNorth990.52 mi
24 hours0° 02' 06.0"2.31 miEast0° 16' 59.5"19.47 miNorth19.61 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, January 31, 2014 at 12:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 09' South, Longitude: 0° 41' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.16 meters/second, 1581.0 km/hour, 982.4 miles/hour or 853.7 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' 33.0"982.25 miWest0° 10' 51.3"12.43 miNorth982.60 mi
24 hours13° 29' 57.2"919.16 miEast4° 34' 03.5"313.89 miNorth976.54 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownFri 12:40 PM182 km113 miles99 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LuandaFri 1:40 PM2348 km1459 miles1268 nmEast-northeast ENE
São ToméFri 12:40 PM2441 km1517 miles1318 nmNortheast NE
AbidjanFri 12:40 PM2520 km1566 miles1361 nmNorth N
Windhoek *Fri 2:40 PM2547 km1583 miles1375 nmEast-southeast ESE
AccraFri 12:40 PM2625 km1631 miles1418 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LibrevilleFri 1:40 PM2636 km1638 miles1423 nmNortheast NE
MonroviaFri 12:40 PM2653 km1649 miles1433 nmNorth N
YamoussoukroFri 12:40 PM2673 km1661 miles1443 nmNorth N
LoméFri 12:40 PM2733 km1698 miles1476 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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