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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 12:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 8° 38' South
Longitude: 7° 04' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 458.67 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"1026.02 miwest0° 00' 56.1"1.07 minorth1026.04 mi
24 hours0° 02' 34.7"2.94 miwest0° 22' 32.3"25.82 minorth25.98 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 12:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 15° 26' South
Longitude: 46° 55' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 429.68 meters/second, 1546.8 km/hour, 961.2 miles/hour or 835.2 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' 42.9"961.03 miwest0° 07' 27.2"8.54 minorth961.35 mi
24 hours13° 58' 26.7"931.84 mieast3° 26' 51.7"237.03 minorth968.44 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownWed 12:40 PM820 km510 miles443 nmSouth S
AbidjanWed 12:40 PM1579 km981 miles853 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MonroviaWed 12:40 PM1704 km1059 miles920 nmNorth-northwest NNW
YamoussoukroWed 12:40 PM1720 km1069 miles929 nmNorth N
AccraWed 12:40 PM1742 km1083 miles941 nmNorth-northeast NNE
São ToméWed 12:40 PM1823 km1133 miles984 nmEast-northeast ENE
LomeWed 12:40 PM1873 km1164 miles1011 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Porto NovoWed 1:40 PM1987 km1235 miles1073 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FreetownWed 12:40 PM2013 km1251 miles1087 nmNorth-northwest NNW
LagosWed 1:40 PM2029 km1261 miles1095 nmNortheast NE
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