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Day and Night World Map

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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 Friday, November 16, 2012 at 11:24:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 18° 54' South
Longitude: 4° 56' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 438.93 meters/second, 1580.1 km/hour, 981.9 miles/hour or 853.2 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.37 miwest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 misouth16.37 mi
1 hour14° 59' 52.7"981.63 miwest0° 00' 36.9"0.70 misouth981.60 mi
24 hours0° 02' 58.3"3.25 mieast0° 14' 35.4"16.73 misouth17.04 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, November 16, 2012 at 11:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 20° 26' South
Longitude: 43° 19' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 416.88 meters/second, 1500.8 km/hour, 932.5 miles/hour or 810.4 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 22.7"15.54 miwest0° 00' 03.0"0.06 minorth15.54 mi
1 hour14° 22' 52.6"932.34 miwest0° 03' 03.0"3.50 minorth932.50 mi
24 hours14° 30' 39.1"940.73 mieast1° 51' 14.1"127.53 minorth954.77 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LubangoFri 12:24 PM1012 km629 miles546 nmEast-northeast ENE
JamestownFri 11:24 AM1179 km733 miles637 nmWest-northwest WNW
Windhoek *Fri 1:24 PM1329 km826 miles718 nmEast-southeast ESE
LuandaFri 12:24 PM1428 km888 miles771 nmNortheast NE
KinshasaFri 12:24 PM1967 km1222 miles1062 nmNortheast NE
BrazzavilleFri 12:24 PM1971 km1225 miles1064 nmNortheast NE
Cape TownFri 1:24 PM2136 km1327 miles1153 nmSoutheast SE
São ToméFri 11:24 AM2137 km1328 miles1154 nmNorth N
LibrevilleFri 12:24 PM2190 km1361 miles1182 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GaboroneFri 1:24 PM2257 km1403 miles1219 nmEast-southeast ESE
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