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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 12:36:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 26' South, Longitude: 6° 22' 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"972.08 miwest0° 00' 31.0"0.59 minorth972.11 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 Latitude: 11° 29' North, Longitude: 73° 35' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 440.76 meters/second, 1586.7 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"985.79 miwest0° 09' 12.7"10.55 minorth985.57 mi
24 hours11° 01' 55.7"747.90 mieast3° 23' 25.3"233.07 minorth778.67 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 PM505 km314 miles272 nmNorth N
Windhoek *Fri 2:36 PM2441 km1517 miles1318 nmEast E
LuandaFri 1:36 PM2467 km1533 miles1332 nmEast-northeast ENE
São ToméFri 12:36 PM2706 km1681 miles1461 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AbidjanFri 12:36 PM2861 km1778 miles1545 nmNorth N
Cape TownFri 2:36 PM2863 km1779 miles1546 nmSoutheast SE
LibrevilleFri 1:36 PM2878 km1788 miles1554 nmNortheast NE
KinshasaFri 1:36 PM2948 km1832 miles1592 nmNortheast NE
BrazzavilleFri 1:36 PM2950 km1833 miles1593 nmNortheast NE
AccraFri 12:36 PM2952 km1835 miles1594 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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