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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 Monday, January 7, 2013 at 12:16:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 19' South, Longitude: 2° 41' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 429.19 meters/second, 1545.1 km/hour, 960.1 miles/hour or 834.3 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"16.00 miwest0° 00' 00.3"0.01 minorth16.00 mi
1 hour14° 59' 43.8"959.75 miwest0° 00' 19.5"0.38 minorth959.77 mi
24 hours0° 06' 21.7"6.79 mieast0° 08' 04.0"9.25 minorth11.48 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, January 7, 2013 at 12:16:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 44' South, Longitude: 66° 22' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.91 meters/second, 1529.7 km/hour, 950.5 miles/hour or 826.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.2"15.84 miwest0° 00' 07.0"0.13 misouth15.84 mi
1 hour14° 25' 14.8"950.24 miwest0° 06' 57.2"7.97 misouth949.97 mi
24 hours14° 15' 44.7"939.81 mieast2° 13' 41.5"153.27 misouth946.22 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownMon 12:16 PM775 km482 miles419 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Windhoek *Mon 2:16 PM2035 km1265 miles1099 nmEast E
LuandaMon 1:16 PM2262 km1406 miles1222 nmNortheast NE
Cape TownMon 2:16 PM2433 km1512 miles1314 nmSoutheast SE
São ToméMon 12:16 PM2706 km1681 miles1461 nmNorth-northeast NNE
KinshasaMon 1:16 PM2779 km1727 miles1500 nmNortheast NE
BrazzavilleMon 1:16 PM2781 km1728 miles1502 nmNortheast NE
LibrevilleMon 1:16 PM2836 km1762 miles1531 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GaboroneMon 2:16 PM2927 km1819 miles1580 nmEast E
AbidjanMon 12:16 PM3060 km1901 miles1652 nmNorth N
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