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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 = Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 12:00:00 Noon.

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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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= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 12:00:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 16' South, Longitude: 3° 11' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 459.10 meters/second, 1652.8 km/hour, 1027.0 miles/hour or 892.4 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.12 miWest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 miNorth17.12 mi
1 hour15° 00' 06.6"1026.92 miWest0° 00' 56.5"1.08 miNorth1026.94 mi
24 hours0° 02' 42.4"3.09 miWest0° 22' 39.4"25.95 miNorth26.13 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 12:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 06' South, Longitude: 23° 04' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 436.21 meters/second, 1570.3 km/hour, 975.8 miles/hour or 847.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.4"16.26 miWest0° 00' 09.7"0.18 miNorth16.26 mi
1 hour14° 25' 28.2"975.61 miWest0° 09' 42.7"11.13 miNorth975.97 mi
24 hours13° 37' 40.8"921.75 miEast4° 12' 47.5"289.57 miNorth972.27 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
São ToméThu 12:00 Noon1030 km640 miles556 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LuandaThu 1:00 PM1108 km689 miles599 nmEast E
LibrevilleThu 1:00 PM1184 km736 miles639 nmNortheast NE
JamestownThu 12:00 Noon1286 km799 miles695 nmSouthwest SW
BrazzavilleThu 1:00 PM1410 km876 miles761 nmEast-northeast ENE
KinshasaThu 1:00 PM1411 km877 miles762 nmEast-northeast ENE
MalaboThu 1:00 PM1467 km912 miles792 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AccraThu 12:00 Noon1573 km977 miles849 nmNorth-northwest NNW
LoméThu 12:00 Noon1607 km998 miles867 nmNorth N
LagosThu 1:00 PM1628 km1012 miles879 nmNorth N

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