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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 = Thursday, March 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).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 12:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 41' North, Longitude: 6° 09' West

The ground speed is currently 463.42 meters/second, 1668.3 kilometres/hour, 1036.6 miles/hour or 900.8 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"17.28 miWest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 miNorth17.28 mi
1 hour15° 00' 11.3"1036.64 miWest0° 00' 58.7"1.12 miNorth1036.63 mi
24 hours0° 04' 30.7"5.20 miWest0° 23' 27.5"26.86 miNorth27.36 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 12:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 22' South, Longitude: 48° 42' West

The ground speed is currently 441.02 meters/second, 1587.7 kilometres/hour, 986.5 miles/hour or 857.3 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' 27.2"16.44 miWest0° 00' 10.3"0.20 miNorth16.44 mi
1 hour14° 27' 10.3"986.41 miWest0° 10' 24.5"11.92 miNorth986.72 mi
24 hours12° 59' 57.0"887.20 miEast4° 23' 21.2"301.62 miNorth941.54 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
San PédroThu 12:30 PM234 km146 miles127 nmNorth-northwest NNW
HarperThu 12:30 PM255 km159 miles138 nmNorthwest NW
DivoThu 12:30 PM359 km223 miles194 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AbidjanThu 12:30 PM376 km233 miles203 nmNortheast NE
DaloaThu 12:30 PM465 km289 miles251 nmNorth N
YamoussoukroThu 12:30 PM468 km291 miles252 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ManThu 12:30 PM545 km339 miles295 nmNorth-northwest NNW
BouakéThu 12:30 PM568 km353 miles307 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GbarngaThu 12:30 PM602 km374 miles325 nmNorthwest NW
KakataThu 12:30 PM631 km392 miles341 nmNorthwest NW

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