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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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Position of the Sun

On Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 12:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 8° 38' South
Longitude: 2° 04' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 458.66 meters/second, 1651.2 km/hour, 1026.0 miles/hour or 891.6 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.10 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 minorth17.10 mi
1 hour15° 00' 06.2"1026.00 miwest0° 00' 56.1"1.07 minorth1026.02 mi
24 hours0° 02' 34.6"2.94 miwest0° 22' 32.2"25.81 minorth25.98 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 12:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 15° 29' South
Longitude: 42° 07' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 429.59 meters/second, 1546.5 km/hour, 961.0 miles/hour or 835.1 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.6"16.02 miwest0° 00' 07.4"0.14 minorth16.02 mi
1 hour14° 24' 42.5"960.83 miwest0° 07' 25.1"8.50 minorth961.15 mi
24 hours13° 58' 42.2"931.94 mieast3° 26' 04.9"236.14 minorth968.32 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownWed 12:20 PM899 km559 miles486 nmSouth-southwest SSW
São ToméWed 12:20 PM1391 km864 miles751 nmNortheast NE
AbidjanWed 12:20 PM1558 km968 miles841 nmNorth N
AccraWed 12:20 PM1581 km983 miles854 nmNorth N
LibrevilleWed 1:20 PM1621 km1007 miles875 nmNortheast NE
LomeWed 12:20 PM1673 km1039 miles903 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LuandaWed 1:20 PM1682 km1045 miles908 nmEast E
YamoussoukroWed 12:20 PM1746 km1085 miles943 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Porto NovoWed 1:20 PM1751 km1088 miles946 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LagosWed 1:20 PM1773 km1102 miles957 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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