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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 Sunday, January 13, 2013 at 11:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 24' South, Longitude: 11° 55' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.93 meters/second, 1555.0 km/hour, 966.2 miles/hour or 839.6 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"16.10 miwest0° 00' 00.4"0.01 minorth16.10 mi
1 hour14° 59' 46.0"965.90 miwest0° 00' 26.0"0.50 minorth965.92 mi
24 hours0° 05' 29.8"5.90 mieast0° 10' 35.8"12.15 minorth13.51 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, January 13, 2013 at 11:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 13' South, Longitude: 33° 36' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 438.63 meters/second, 1579.1 km/hour, 981.2 miles/hour or 852.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.5"16.35 miwest0° 00' 10.8"0.21 minorth16.35 mi
1 hour14° 27' 32.6"981.13 miwest0° 10' 58.1"12.57 minorth981.52 mi
24 hours12° 36' 48.4"855.92 mieast4° 34' 56.7"314.95 minorth917.51 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Swakopmund *Sun 1:20 PM304 km189 miles164 nmEast-southeast ESE
Walvis Bay *Sun 1:20 PM318 km197 miles171 nmEast-southeast ESE
Windhoek *Sun 1:20 PM551 km342 miles297 nmEast-southeast ESE
LubangoSun 12:20 PM737 km458 miles398 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Rundu *Sun 1:20 PM909 km565 miles491 nmEast-northeast ENE
MenongueSun 12:20 PM964 km599 miles521 nmNortheast NE
LuandaSun 12:20 PM1398 km868 miles755 nmNorth N
GaboroneSun 1:20 PM1478 km918 miles798 nmEast-southeast ESE
Cape TownSun 1:20 PM1528 km949 miles825 nmSouth-southeast SSE
JohannesburgSun 1:20 PM1726 km1073 miles932 nmEast-southeast ESE
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