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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 12:30:00 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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= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 12:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 15' South, Longitude: 4° 19' 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' 39.6"25.95 miNorth26.14 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 12:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 01' South, Longitude: 30° 16' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 436.35 meters/second, 1570.8 km/hour, 976.1 miles/hour or 848.2 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' 29.5"975.93 miWest0° 09' 45.0"11.17 miNorth976.28 mi
24 hours13° 37' 11.6"921.48 miEast4° 13' 34.9"290.47 miNorth972.25 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownThu 12:30 PM862 km535 miles465 nmSouth S
AbidjanThu 12:30 PM1502 km933 miles811 nmNorth N
São ToméThu 12:30 PM1552 km964 miles838 nmNortheast NE
AccraThu 12:30 PM1593 km990 miles860 nmNorth-northeast NNE
YamoussoukroThu 12:30 PM1671 km1038 miles902 nmNorth N
LoméThu 12:30 PM1706 km1060 miles921 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MonroviaThu 12:30 PM1765 km1097 miles953 nmNorth-northwest NNW
LibrevilleThu 1:30 PM1803 km1120 miles974 nmEast-northeast ENE
Porto NovoThu 1:30 PM1804 km1121 miles974 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LagosThu 1:30 PM1836 km1141 miles991 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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