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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 Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 12:34:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 50' South, Longitude: 6° 02' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 433.57 meters/second, 1560.8 km/hour, 969.9 miles/hour or 842.8 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"16.16 miwest0° 00' 00.5"0.01 minorth16.16 mi
1 hour14° 59' 47.3"969.51 miwest0° 00' 29.0"0.56 minorth969.53 mi
24 hours0° 04' 58.0"5.36 mieast0° 11' 49.4"13.56 minorth14.58 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 12:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 06' North, Longitude: 51° 56' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.74 meters/second, 1615.5 km/hour, 1003.8 miles/hour or 872.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.8"16.73 miwest0° 00' 11.5"0.22 minorth16.73 mi
1 hour14° 31' 55.3"1003.73 miwest0° 11' 27.1"13.11 minorth1003.72 mi
24 hours11° 07' 13.4"768.09 mieast4° 24' 45.9"303.22 minorth823.59 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownWed 12:34 PM545 km339 miles294 nmNorth N
Windhoek *Wed 2:34 PM2399 km1491 miles1295 nmEast E
LuandaWed 1:34 PM2458 km1527 miles1327 nmEast-northeast ENE
São ToméWed 12:34 PM2724 km1693 miles1471 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Cape TownWed 2:34 PM2809 km1745 miles1517 nmSoutheast SE
LibrevilleWed 1:34 PM2891 km1797 miles1561 nmNortheast NE
AbidjanWed 12:34 PM2902 km1803 miles1567 nmNorth N
KinshasaWed 1:34 PM2945 km1830 miles1590 nmNortheast NE
BrazzavilleWed 1:34 PM2947 km1831 miles1591 nmNortheast NE
AccraWed 12:34 PM2987 km1856 miles1613 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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