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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 12:34:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 39' South, Longitude: 6° 14' 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 minorth970.87 mi
24 hours0° 04' 47.1"5.17 mieast0° 12' 12.7"14.00 minorth14.93 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 12:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 30' North, Longitude: 62° 47' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 445.82 meters/second, 1604.9 km/hour, 997.3 miles/hour or 866.6 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' 25.2"997.23 miwest0° 10' 30.4"12.03 minorth997.10 mi
24 hours11° 00' 08.6"754.60 mieast3° 57' 53.7"272.52 minorth798.50 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownThu 12:34 PM525 km326 miles284 nmNorth N
Windhoek *Thu 2:34 PM2423 km1505 miles1308 nmEast E
LuandaThu 1:34 PM2465 km1532 miles1331 nmEast-northeast ENE
São ToméThu 12:34 PM2717 km1688 miles1467 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Cape TownThu 2:34 PM2838 km1763 miles1532 nmSoutheast SE
AbidjanThu 12:34 PM2882 km1791 miles1556 nmNorth N
LibrevilleThu 1:34 PM2887 km1794 miles1559 nmNortheast NE
KinshasaThu 1:34 PM2949 km1832 miles1592 nmNortheast NE
BrazzavilleThu 1:34 PM2951 km1834 miles1593 nmNortheast NE
AccraThu 12:34 PM2971 km1846 miles1604 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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