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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 areas of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night.

Map showing day and night parts of the world

UTC time = Saturday, March 1, 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).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 12:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 30' South, Longitude: 4° 25' West

The ground speed is currently 459.95 meters/second, 1655.8 kilometres/hour, 1028.9 miles/hour or 894.1 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Sun compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.15 miWest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 miNorth17.15 mi
1 hour15° 00' 07.3"1028.83 miWest0° 00' 57.0"1.09 miNorth1028.85 mi
24 hours0° 02' 58.0"3.39 miWest0° 22' 52.9"26.21 miNorth26.43 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 12:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 07' South, Longitude: 3° 25' West

The ground speed is currently 446.41 meters/second, 1607.1 kilometres/hour, 998.6 miles/hour or 867.7 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Moon compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.3"16.64 miWest0° 00' 12.0"0.23 miNorth16.64 mi
1 hour14° 27' 24.0"998.50 miWest0° 11' 59.4"13.73 miNorth998.69 mi
24 hours12° 53' 08.6"890.01 miEast4° 47' 30.1"329.23 miNorth949.87 mi

Locations With the Sun Near Its Zenith

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

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LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownSat 12:30 PM943 km586 miles509 nmSouth S
AbidjanSat 12:30 PM1418 km881 miles766 nmNorth N
São ToméSat 12:30 PM1511 km939 miles816 nmNortheast NE
AccraSat 12:30 PM1516 km942 miles819 nmNorth-northeast NNE
YamoussoukroSat 12:30 PM1586 km986 miles857 nmNorth N
LoméSat 12:30 PM1632 km1014 miles881 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MonroviaSat 12:30 PM1685 km1047 miles910 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Porto NovoSat 1:30 PM1733 km1077 miles936 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LagosSat 1:30 PM1767 km1098 miles954 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LibrevilleSat 1:30 PM1770 km1100 miles956 nmEast-northeast ENE

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