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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 12:40:00 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).

= 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 12:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 41' North, Longitude: 8° 39' 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' 27.4"26.86 miNorth27.36 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 12:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 20' South, Longitude: 51° 07' West

The ground speed is currently 441.06 meters/second, 1587.8 kilometres/hour, 986.6 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' 10.5"986.49 miWest0° 10' 25.2"11.94 miNorth986.81 mi
24 hours12° 59' 50.3"887.15 miEast4° 23' 31.9"301.83 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
HarperThu 12:40 PM214 km133 miles115 nmNorth-northeast NNE
San PédroThu 12:40 PM319 km198 miles172 nmNortheast NE
KakataThu 12:40 PM465 km289 miles251 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MonroviaThu 12:40 PM467 km290 miles252 nmNorth-northwest NNW
GbarngaThu 12:40 PM485 km301 miles262 nmNorth N
DivoThu 12:40 PM505 km314 miles273 nmNortheast NE
DaloaThu 12:40 PM524 km325 miles283 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ManThu 12:40 PM537 km334 miles290 nmNorth-northeast NNE
NzérékoréThu 12:40 PM561 km348 miles303 nmNorth N
YamoussoukroThu 12:40 PM591 km367 miles319 nmNortheast NE

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