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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 Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 12:24:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 39' South, Longitude: 3° 44' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 434.13 meters/second, 1562.9 km/hour, 971.1 miles/hour or 843.9 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"16.19 miwest0° 00' 00.5"0.01 minorth16.19 mi
1 hour14° 59' 47.8"970.84 miwest0° 00' 30.0"0.57 minorth970.86 mi
24 hours0° 04' 47.2"5.17 mieast0° 12' 12.6"14.00 minorth14.93 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 12:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 29' North, Longitude: 65° 13' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 445.85 meters/second, 1605.1 km/hour, 997.3 miles/hour or 866.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.4"16.62 miwest0° 00' 10.5"0.20 minorth16.62 mi
1 hour14° 32' 25.1"997.29 miwest0° 10' 30.8"12.04 minorth997.16 mi
24 hours11° 00' 09.5"754.66 mieast3° 58' 06.6"272.76 minorth798.65 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownThu 12:24 PM563 km350 miles304 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Windhoek *Thu 2:24 PM2166 km1346 miles1169 nmEast E
LuandaThu 1:24 PM2242 km1393 miles1211 nmEast-northeast ENE
São ToméThu 12:24 PM2586 km1607 miles1396 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Cape TownThu 2:24 PM2631 km1635 miles1421 nmSoutheast SE
LibrevilleThu 1:24 PM2735 km1699 miles1477 nmNorth-northeast NNE
KinshasaThu 1:24 PM2740 km1703 miles1480 nmNortheast NE
BrazzavilleThu 1:24 PM2743 km1704 miles1481 nmNortheast NE
AbidjanThu 12:24 PM2872 km1785 miles1551 nmNorth N
AccraThu 12:24 PM2923 km1816 miles1578 nmNorth N
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