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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 Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 09:46:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 23' South, Longitude: 29° 38' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 440.28 meters/second, 1585.0 km/hour, 984.9 miles/hour or 855.8 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.41 miwest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 misouth16.41 mi
1 hour14° 59' 53.9"984.59 miwest0° 00' 38.5"0.74 misouth984.56 mi
24 hours0° 02' 32.4"2.78 mieast0° 15' 16.7"17.52 misouth17.73 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 09:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 42' South, Longitude: 36° 45' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 418.53 meters/second, 1506.7 km/hour, 936.2 miles/hour or 813.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 22.3"15.60 miwest0° 00' 04.7"0.09 misouth15.60 mi
1 hour14° 22' 14.3"935.90 miwest0° 04' 41.0"5.37 misouth935.69 mi
24 hours15° 12' 36.8"990.54 mieast1° 09' 38.9"79.85 misouth990.10 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
GweruWed 11:46 AM121 km75 miles65 nmSouth S
ChitungwizaWed 11:46 AM156 km97 miles84 nmEast-northeast ENE
HarareWed 11:46 AM162 km101 miles87 nmEast-northeast ENE
BulawayoWed 11:46 AM226 km140 miles122 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MasvingoWed 11:46 AM227 km141 miles122 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MutareWed 11:46 AM327 km203 miles176 nmEast-southeast ESE
LusakaWed 11:46 AM358 km222 miles193 nmNorth-northwest NNW
FrancistownWed 11:46 AM381 km237 miles206 nmSouthwest SW
KabweWed 11:46 AM453 km281 miles244 nmNorth-northwest NNW
SeroweWed 11:46 AM539 km335 miles291 nmSouthwest SW
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