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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° 21' 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"16.42 miwest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 misouth16.42 mi
1 hour14° 59' 53.9"984.66 miwest0° 00' 38.5"0.74 misouth984.62 mi
24 hours0° 02' 32.4"2.78 mieast0° 15' 16.7"17.52 misouth17.74 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° 29' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 418.52 meters/second, 1506.7 km/hour, 936.2 miles/hour or 813.5 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"935.96 miwest0° 04' 40.9"5.37 misouth935.74 mi
24 hours15° 12' 37.1"990.61 mieast1° 09' 34.7"79.78 misouth990.17 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 AM129 km80 miles70 nmSouth-southeast SSE
HarareWed 11:46 AM190 km118 miles102 nmEast-northeast ENE
BulawayoWed 11:46 AM213 km132 miles115 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MasvingoWed 11:46 AM244 km152 miles132 nmSoutheast SE
LusakaWed 11:46 AM347 km215 miles187 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MutareWed 11:46 AM355 km221 miles192 nmEast-southeast ESE
FrancistownWed 11:46 AM365 km227 miles197 nmSouth-southwest SSW
KabweWed 11:46 AM445 km277 miles241 nmNorth-northwest NNW
BeiraWed 11:46 AM599 km372 miles324 nmEast-southeast ESE
NdolaWed 11:46 AM602 km374 miles325 nmNorth N
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