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Day and Night World Map

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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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Map notes

Position of the Sun

On Friday, January 18, 2013 at 12:26:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 20° 26' South
Longitude: 4° 09' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 434.71 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"972.14 miwest0° 00' 31.0"0.59 minorth972.17 mi
24 hours0° 04' 35.9"4.97 mieast0° 12' 35.7"14.44 minorth15.28 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, January 18, 2013 at 12:26:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 11° 27' North
Longitude: 75° 44' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 440.80 meters/second, 1586.9 km/hour, 986.0 miles/hour or 856.8 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.4"16.43 miwest0° 00' 09.2"0.18 minorth16.43 mi
1 hour14° 32' 30.4"985.94 miwest0° 09' 13.2"10.56 minorth985.72 mi
24 hours11° 01' 53.7"747.98 mieast3° 23' 39.2"233.35 minorth778.83 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownFri 12:26 PM527 km327 miles284 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Windhoek *Fri 2:26 PM2213 km1375 miles1195 nmEast E
LuandaFri 1:26 PM2267 km1409 miles1224 nmEast-northeast ENE
São ToméFri 12:26 PM2586 km1607 miles1397 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Cape TownFri 2:26 PM2680 km1665 miles1447 nmSoutheast SE
LibrevilleFri 1:26 PM2740 km1703 miles1480 nmNortheast NE
KinshasaFri 1:26 PM2761 km1716 miles1491 nmNortheast NE
BrazzavilleFri 1:26 PM2763 km1717 miles1492 nmNortheast NE
AbidjanFri 12:26 PM2850 km1771 miles1539 nmNorth N
AccraFri 12:26 PM2907 km1806 miles1569 nmNorth N
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