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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 1:20:00 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).

= 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 13:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 29' South, Longitude: 16° 55' West

The ground speed is currently 459.97 meters/second, 1655.9 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"1028.86 miWest0° 00' 57.0"1.09 miNorth1028.88 mi
24 hours0° 02' 58.2"3.40 miWest0° 22' 53.1"26.21 miNorth26.43 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 13:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 57' South, Longitude: 15° 28' West

The ground speed is currently 446.49 meters/second, 1607.4 kilometres/hour, 998.8 miles/hour or 867.9 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 miNorth16.65 mi
1 hour14° 27' 25.7"998.69 miWest0° 11' 59.9"13.74 miNorth998.87 mi
24 hours12° 52' 30.1"889.40 miEast4° 47' 22.3"329.08 miNorth949.15 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
Georgetown (Ascension Island)Sat 1:20 PM281 km174 miles151 nmEast E
JamestownSat 1:20 PM1536 km954 miles829 nmSoutheast SE
MonroviaSat 1:20 PM1670 km1038 miles902 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FreetownSat 1:20 PM1813 km1127 miles979 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ConakrySat 1:20 PM1913 km1188 miles1033 nmNorth N
RecifeSat 10:20 AM1984 km1233 miles1071 nmWest W
AbidjanSat 1:20 PM2014 km1252 miles1088 nmNortheast NE
YamoussoukroSat 1:20 PM2043 km1269 miles1103 nmNortheast NE
BissauSat 1:20 PM2145 km1333 miles1158 nmNorth N
BanjulSat 1:20 PM2316 km1439 miles1250 nmNorth N

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