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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 Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 12:26:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 10' South, Longitude: 5° 04' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 429.61 meters/second, 1546.6 km/hour, 961.0 miles/hour or 835.1 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"16.02 miwest0° 00' 00.3"0.01 minorth16.02 mi
1 hour14° 59' 44.3"960.68 miwest0° 00' 20.6"0.40 minorth960.70 mi
24 hours0° 06' 13.9"6.66 mieast0° 08' 30.4"9.76 minorth11.81 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 12:26:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 58' South, Longitude: 54° 30' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 418.42 meters/second, 1506.3 km/hour, 936.0 miles/hour or 813.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 23.4"15.60 miwest0° 00' 04.0"0.08 misouth15.60 mi
1 hour14° 23' 26.7"935.71 miwest0° 03' 55.3"4.50 misouth935.53 mi
24 hours14° 50' 51.0"965.39 mieast0° 53' 57.0"61.86 misouth964.58 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownTue 12:26 PM695 km432 miles375 nmNorth N
Windhoek *Tue 2:26 PM2282 km1418 miles1232 nmEast E
LuandaTue 1:26 PM2452 km1524 miles1324 nmNortheast NE
Cape TownTue 2:26 PM2642 km1642 miles1427 nmSoutheast SE
São ToméTue 12:26 PM2801 km1740 miles1512 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LibrevilleTue 1:26 PM2953 km1835 miles1594 nmNortheast NE
KinshasaTue 1:26 PM2955 km1836 miles1596 nmNortheast NE
BrazzavilleTue 1:26 PM2957 km1838 miles1597 nmNortheast NE
AbidjanTue 12:26 PM3043 km1891 miles1643 nmNorth N
AccraTue 12:26 PM3112 km1934 miles1680 nmNorth N
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