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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 12:44:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 39' South, Longitude: 8° 44' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 434.14 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 minorth970.88 mi
24 hours0° 04' 47.1"5.16 mieast0° 12' 12.9"14.01 minorth14.93 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 12:44:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 32' North, Longitude: 60° 22' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 445.79 meters/second, 1604.8 km/hour, 997.2 miles/hour or 866.5 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' 25.4"997.16 miwest0° 10' 29.9"12.03 minorth997.03 mi
24 hours11° 00' 07.6"754.53 mieast3° 57' 40.9"272.27 minorth798.34 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownThu 12:44 PM612 km380 miles330 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Windhoek *Thu 2:44 PM2680 km1665 miles1447 nmEast E
LuandaThu 1:44 PM2696 km1675 miles1456 nmEast-northeast ENE
São ToméThu 12:44 PM2867 km1782 miles1548 nmNortheast NE
AbidjanThu 12:44 PM2918 km1813 miles1575 nmNorth N
MonroviaThu 12:44 PM2991 km1858 miles1615 nmNorth N
AccraThu 12:44 PM3043 km1891 miles1643 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Cape TownThu 2:44 PM3050 km1895 miles1647 nmSoutheast SE
LibrevilleThu 1:44 PM3056 km1899 miles1650 nmNortheast NE
YamoussoukroThu 12:44 PM3061 km1902 miles1653 nmNorth N
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