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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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Position of the Sun

On Friday, January 18, 2013 at 12:36:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 20° 26' South
Longitude: 6° 39' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 434.71 meters/second, 1565.0 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"972.15 miwest0° 00' 31.0"0.59 minorth972.17 mi
24 hours0° 04' 35.9"4.97 mieast0° 12' 35.9"14.45 minorth15.28 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, January 18, 2013 at 12:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 11° 29' North
Longitude: 73° 19' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 440.75 meters/second, 1586.7 km/hour, 985.9 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"985.85 miwest0° 09' 12.6"10.55 minorth985.63 mi
24 hours11° 01' 55.9"747.95 mieast3° 23' 23.5"233.05 minorth778.71 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownFri 12:36 PM509 km317 miles275 nmNorth N
Windhoek *Fri 2:36 PM2470 km1535 miles1333 nmEast E
LuandaFri 1:36 PM2493 km1549 miles1346 nmEast-northeast ENE
São ToméFri 12:36 PM2722 km1691 miles1470 nmNortheast NE
AbidjanFri 12:36 PM2864 km1780 miles1546 nmNorth N
Cape TownFri 2:36 PM2887 km1794 miles1559 nmSoutheast SE
LibrevilleFri 1:36 PM2897 km1800 miles1564 nmNortheast NE
AccraFri 12:36 PM2959 km1839 miles1598 nmNorth-northeast NNE
KinshasaFri 1:36 PM2972 km1847 miles1605 nmNortheast NE
BrazzavilleFri 1:36 PM2974 km1848 miles1606 nmNortheast NE
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