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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

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Position of the Sun

On Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 12:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 02' South, Longitude: 1° 36' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 443.57 meters/second, 1596.9 km/hour, 992.2 miles/hour or 862.2 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.54 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 minorth16.54 mi
1 hour14° 59' 55.0"991.99 miwest0° 00' 42.9"0.82 minorth992.03 mi
24 hours0° 01' 53.8"2.09 mieast0° 17' 17.1"19.81 minorth19.92 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 12:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 39' South, Longitude: 19° 00' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 444.68 meters/second, 1600.9 km/hour, 994.7 miles/hour or 864.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.8"16.58 miwest0° 00' 11.7"0.23 minorth16.58 mi
1 hour14° 26' 58.6"994.64 miwest0° 11' 51.7"13.58 minorth994.90 mi
24 hours12° 57' 28.7"891.97 mieast4° 47' 53.1"329.68 minorth953.42 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownSat 12:20 PM456 km283 miles246 nmWest-northwest WNW
LuandaSat 1:20 PM1846 km1147 miles997 nmEast-northeast ENE
Windhoek *Sat 2:20 PM2051 km1275 miles1108 nmEast-southeast ESE
São ToméSat 12:20 PM2128 km1322 miles1149 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LibrevilleSat 1:20 PM2278 km1415 miles1230 nmNorth-northeast NNE
KinshasaSat 1:20 PM2321 km1442 miles1253 nmNortheast NE
BrazzavilleSat 1:20 PM2322 km1443 miles1254 nmNortheast NE
AbidjanSat 12:20 PM2487 km1545 miles1343 nmNorth N
AccraSat 12:20 PM2502 km1555 miles1351 nmNorth N
MalaboSat 1:20 PM2568 km1595 miles1386 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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