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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 Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 10:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 20° 02' South
Longitude: 22° 30' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 435.86 meters/second, 1569.1 km/hour, 975.0 miles/hour or 847.2 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"16.25 miwest0° 00' 00.5"0.01 minorth16.25 mi
1 hour14° 59' 49.1"974.72 miwest0° 00' 32.9"0.63 minorth974.75 mi
24 hours0° 04' 13.8"4.59 mieast0° 13' 19.2"15.27 minorth15.95 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 10:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 17° 23' North
Longitude: 123° 36' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.96 meters/second, 1544.2 km/hour, 959.6 miles/hour or 833.8 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.8"15.99 miwest0° 00' 06.0"0.11 minorth15.99 mi
1 hour14° 31' 53.1"959.35 miwest0° 05' 57.3"6.83 minorth959.12 mi
24 hours11° 20' 23.5"748.72 mieast2° 00' 00.8"137.58 minorth757.08 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Rundu *Sun 12:40 PM371 km230 miles200 nmNorthwest NW
MonguSun 12:40 PM531 km330 miles287 nmNorth N
FrancistownSun 12:40 PM538 km334 miles290 nmEast-southeast ESE
MolepololeSun 12:40 PM576 km358 miles311 nmSouth-southeast SSE
GaboroneSun 12:40 PM621 km386 miles335 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Windhoek *Sun 12:40 PM626 km389 miles338 nmWest-southwest WSW
BulawayoSun 12:40 PM637 km396 miles344 nmEast E
GweruSun 12:40 PM770 km478 miles416 nmEast E
MenongueSun 11:40 AM782 km486 miles422 nmNorthwest NW
RustenburgSun 12:40 PM791 km492 miles427 nmSoutheast SE
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