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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 12:40:00 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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= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 12:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 15' South, Longitude: 6° 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"1026.95 miWest0° 00' 56.5"1.08 miNorth1026.97 mi
24 hours0° 02' 42.7"3.09 miWest0° 22' 39.6"25.95 miNorth26.14 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 12:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 60' South, Longitude: 32° 41' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 436.39 meters/second, 1571.0 km/hour, 976.2 miles/hour or 848.3 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' 29.7"976.03 miWest0° 09' 46.0"11.19 miNorth976.39 mi
24 hours13° 37' 02.0"921.39 miEast4° 13' 50.5"290.77 miNorth972.24 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownThu 12:40 PM857 km533 miles463 nmSouth S
AbidjanThu 12:40 PM1533 km953 miles828 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MonroviaThu 12:40 PM1671 km1038 miles902 nmNorth-northwest NNW
YamoussoukroThu 12:40 PM1676 km1041 miles905 nmNorth N
AccraThu 12:40 PM1694 km1052 miles914 nmNorth-northeast NNE
São ToméThu 12:40 PM1779 km1105 miles960 nmEast-northeast ENE
LomeThu 12:40 PM1824 km1133 miles985 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Porto NovoThu 1:40 PM1938 km1204 miles1047 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LagosThu 1:40 PM1980 km1230 miles1069 nmNortheast NE
FreetownThu 12:40 PM1983 km1232 miles1071 nmNorth-northwest NNW

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