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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

UTC time = Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 11:30:00 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).

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= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 11:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 34' South, Longitude: 9° 36' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.43 meters/second, 1553.1 km/hour, 965.1 miles/hour or 838.6 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"16.08 miWest0° 00' 00.4"0.01 miNorth16.08 mi
1 hour14° 59' 45.7"964.71 miWest0° 00' 25.0"0.48 miNorth964.73 mi
24 hours0° 05' 39.4"6.07 miEast0° 10' 11.2"11.68 miNorth13.16 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 11:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 15' South, Longitude: 18° 04' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.46 meters/second, 1549.7 km/hour, 962.9 miles/hour or 836.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.4"16.05 miWest0° 00' 09.2"0.18 miNorth16.05 mi
1 hour14° 25' 30.3"962.73 miWest0° 09' 13.4"10.57 miNorth963.14 mi
24 hours13° 24' 15.0"894.61 miEast4° 03' 20.9"278.81 miNorth944.53 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Swakopmund *Sat 1:30 PM523 km325 miles282 nmEast-southeast ESE
Walvis Bay *Sat 1:30 PM528 km328 miles285 nmEast-southeast ESE
Windhoek *Sat 1:30 PM780 km484 miles421 nmEast E
LubangoSat 12:30 PM843 km524 miles455 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LuandaSat 12:30 PM1462 km908 miles789 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Cape TownSat 1:30 PM1620 km1007 miles875 nmSouth-southeast SSE
GaboroneSat 1:30 PM1704 km1059 miles920 nmEast-southeast ESE
JamestownSat 11:30 AM1731 km1076 miles935 nmWest-northwest WNW
JohannesburgSat 1:30 PM1945 km1209 miles1050 nmEast-southeast ESE
PretoriaSat 1:30 PM1950 km1212 miles1053 nmEast-southeast ESE

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