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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 Friday, January 18, 2013 at 11:36:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 27' South, Longitude: 8° 21' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 434.69 meters/second, 1564.9 km/hour, 972.4 miles/hour or 845.0 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"16.21 miwest0° 00' 00.5"0.01 minorth16.21 mi
1 hour14° 59' 48.3"972.09 miwest0° 00' 31.0"0.59 minorth972.12 mi
24 hours0° 04' 36.4"4.98 mieast0° 12' 34.9"14.43 minorth15.26 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, January 18, 2013 at 11:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 19' North, Longitude: 87° 51' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 441.00 meters/second, 1587.6 km/hour, 986.5 miles/hour or 857.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.4"16.44 miwest0° 00' 09.2"0.18 minorth16.44 mi
1 hour14° 32' 30.6"986.38 miwest0° 09' 16.2"10.62 minorth986.17 mi
24 hours11° 01' 42.8"748.11 mieast3° 24' 57.7"234.85 minorth779.42 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Swakopmund *Fri 1:36 PM686 km426 miles370 nmEast-southeast ESE
Walvis Bay *Fri 1:36 PM695 km432 miles375 nmEast-southeast ESE
LubangoFri 12:36 PM820 km509 miles443 nmNortheast NE
Windhoek *Fri 1:36 PM937 km582 miles506 nmEast-southeast ESE
LuandaFri 12:36 PM1388 km863 miles750 nmNorth-northeast NNE
JamestownFri 11:36 AM1569 km975 miles847 nmWest-northwest WNW
Cape TownFri 1:36 PM1794 km1115 miles969 nmSouth-southeast SSE
GaboroneFri 1:36 PM1864 km1158 miles1006 nmEast-southeast ESE
KinshasaFri 12:36 PM1937 km1204 miles1046 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BrazzavilleFri 12:36 PM1942 km1207 miles1048 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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