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Day and Night World Map

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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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Map notes

Position of the Sun

On Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 12:14:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 11° 33' South
Longitude: 0° 18' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 454.52 meters/second, 1636.3 km/hour, 1016.7 miles/hour or 883.5 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"16.95 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 minorth16.95 mi
1 hour15° 00' 03.3"1016.69 miwest0° 00' 53.0"1.01 minorth1016.71 mi
24 hours0° 01' 22.7"1.56 miwest0° 21' 18.8"24.42 minorth24.47 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 12:14:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 5° 19' South
Longitude: 144° 22' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.81 meters/second, 1612.1 km/hour, 1001.7 miles/hour or 870.5 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.5"16.70 miwest0° 00' 09.8"0.19 misouth16.70 mi
1 hour14° 32' 35.1"1001.69 miwest0° 09' 55.2"11.36 misouth1001.62 mi
24 hours11° 09' 07.5"768.13 mieast3° 51' 20.8"264.98 misouth809.74 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownTue 12:14 PM759 km472 miles410 nmSouthwest SW
LuandaTue 1:14 PM1513 km940 miles817 nmEast E
São ToméTue 12:14 PM1528 km949 miles825 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LibrevilleTue 1:14 PM1706 km1060 miles921 nmNortheast NE
AccraTue 12:14 PM1891 km1175 miles1021 nmNorth N
KinshasaTue 1:14 PM1897 km1179 miles1024 nmEast-northeast ENE
BrazzavilleTue 1:14 PM1897 km1179 miles1024 nmEast-northeast ENE
AbidjanTue 12:14 PM1911 km1187 miles1032 nmNorth-northwest NNW
LomeTue 12:14 PM1963 km1220 miles1060 nmNorth N
MalaboTue 1:14 PM1970 km1224 miles1064 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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