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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 12:20:00 PM.

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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 12:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 16' South, Longitude: 1° 49' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 459.11 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"1026.94 miWest0° 00' 56.5"1.08 miNorth1026.96 mi
24 hours0° 02' 42.6"3.09 miWest0° 22' 39.5"25.95 miNorth26.14 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 12:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 03' South, Longitude: 27° 52' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 436.30 meters/second, 1570.7 km/hour, 976.0 miles/hour or 848.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.4"16.27 miWest0° 00' 09.7"0.19 miNorth16.27 mi
1 hour14° 25' 29.0"975.82 miWest0° 09' 44.3"11.16 miNorth976.18 mi
24 hours13° 37' 21.3"921.57 miEast4° 13' 19.2"290.17 miNorth972.26 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownThu 12:20 PM948 km589 miles512 nmSouth-southwest SSW
São ToméThu 12:20 PM1343 km835 miles725 nmNortheast NE
AbidjanThu 12:20 PM1521 km945 miles821 nmNorth N
AccraThu 12:20 PM1537 km955 miles830 nmNorth N
LibrevilleThu 1:20 PM1575 km979 miles850 nmNortheast NE
LoméThu 12:20 PM1627 km1011 miles878 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LuandaThu 1:20 PM1658 km1030 miles895 nmEast E
Porto NovoThu 1:20 PM1704 km1059 miles920 nmNorth-northeast NNE
YamoussoukroThu 12:20 PM1711 km1063 miles924 nmNorth-northwest NNW
LagosThu 1:20 PM1725 km1072 miles932 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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