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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

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Position of the Sun

On Friday, February 28, 2014 at 12:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 53' South, Longitude: 7° 09' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 459.54 meters/second, 1654.4 km/hour, 1028.0 miles/hour or 893.3 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.13 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 minorth17.13 mi
1 hour15° 00' 06.8"1027.99 miwest0° 00' 56.8"1.08 minorth1028.01 mi
24 hours0° 02' 50.5"3.24 miwest0° 22' 46.5"26.09 minorth26.29 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, February 28, 2014 at 12:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 46' South, Longitude: 19° 20' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.52 meters/second, 1593.1 km/hour, 989.9 miles/hour or 860.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.3"16.50 miwest0° 00' 11.2"0.22 minorth16.50 mi
1 hour14° 26' 28.0"989.84 miwest0° 11' 18.8"12.96 minorth990.14 mi
24 hours13° 13' 43.9"906.75 mieast4° 41' 04.0"321.91 minorth965.99 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownFri 12:40 PM904 km562 miles488 nmSouth S
AbidjanFri 12:40 PM1500 km932 miles810 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MonroviaFri 12:40 PM1621 km1007 miles875 nmNorth-northwest NNW
YamoussoukroFri 12:40 PM1638 km1018 miles885 nmNorth N
AccraFri 12:40 PM1672 km1039 miles903 nmNorth-northeast NNE
São ToméFri 12:40 PM1788 km1111 miles966 nmEast-northeast ENE
LomeFri 12:40 PM1806 km1122 miles975 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Porto NovoFri 1:40 PM1923 km1195 miles1039 nmNortheast NE
FreetownFri 12:40 PM1931 km1200 miles1043 nmNorth-northwest NNW
LagosFri 1:40 PM1967 km1222 miles1062 nmNortheast NE
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