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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 12:36:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 39' South, Longitude: 6° 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"970.85 miwest0° 00' 30.0"0.57 minorth970.87 mi
24 hours0° 04' 47.1"5.17 mieast0° 12' 12.8"14.01 minorth14.93 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 12:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 31' North, Longitude: 62° 18' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 445.81 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"997.21 miwest0° 10' 30.3"12.03 minorth997.08 mi
24 hours11° 00' 08.5"754.58 mieast3° 57' 51.2"272.47 minorth798.47 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownThu 12:36 PM533 km331 miles288 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Windhoek *Thu 2:36 PM2474 km1537 miles1336 nmEast E
LuandaThu 1:36 PM2511 km1560 miles1356 nmEast-northeast ENE
São ToméThu 12:36 PM2745 km1706 miles1482 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Cape TownThu 2:36 PM2880 km1790 miles1555 nmSoutheast SE
AbidjanThu 12:36 PM2887 km1794 miles1559 nmNorth N
LibrevilleThu 1:36 PM2919 km1814 miles1576 nmNortheast NE
AccraThu 12:36 PM2983 km1854 miles1611 nmNorth-northeast NNE
KinshasaThu 1:36 PM2992 km1859 miles1616 nmNortheast NE
BrazzavilleThu 1:36 PM2994 km1860 miles1616 nmNortheast NE
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