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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 = Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 9:58:00 AM.

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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 Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 09:58:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 34' South, Longitude: 31° 52' East

The ground speed is currently 428.40 meters/second, 1542.2 kilometres/hour, 958.3 miles/hour or 832.7 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° 14' 59.7"15.97 miWest0° 00' 00.3"0.01 miNorth15.97 mi
1 hour14° 59' 43.2"957.89 miWest0° 00' 17.3"0.33 miNorth957.91 mi
24 hours0° 06' 36.5"7.04 miEast0° 07' 08.5"8.19 miNorth10.80 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 09:58:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 01' South, Longitude: 58° 53' West

The ground speed is currently 441.35 meters/second, 1588.8 kilometres/hour, 987.3 miles/hour or 857.9 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' 29.5"16.45 miWest0° 00' 10.7"0.21 miSouth16.45 mi
1 hour14° 29' 27.2"987.07 miWest0° 10' 46.8"12.35 miSouth986.87 mi
24 hours12° 34' 32.4"856.63 miEast4° 04' 07.3"279.67 miSouth895.33 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
TzaneenSat 11:58 AM224 km139 miles121 nmSouthwest SW
PolokwaneSat 11:58 AM287 km178 miles155 nmWest-southwest WSW
MasvingoSat 11:58 AM296 km184 miles160 nmNorth-northwest NNW
NelspruitSat 11:58 AM334 km207 miles180 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MaputoSat 11:58 AM383 km238 miles207 nmSouth S
GweruSat 11:58 AM405 km252 miles219 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MutareSat 11:58 AM406 km252 miles219 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MbabaneSat 11:58 AM423 km263 miles228 nmSouth S
BeiraSat 11:58 AM432 km268 miles233 nmNortheast NE
BulawayoSat 11:58 AM433 km269 miles234 nmNorthwest NW

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