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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 areas of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night.

Map showing day and night parts of the world

UTC time = Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 11:12:00 AM.

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Sun symbol = The Sun's position directly overhead (zenith) in relation to an observer.

Moon symbol = The Moon's position at its zenith in relation to an observer (Moon phase is not shown).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 11:12:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 21' South, Longitude: 14° 59' East

The ground speed is currently 437.74 meters/second, 1575.9 kilometres/hour, 979.2 miles/hour or 850.9 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Sun compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"16.32 miWest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 miNorth16.32 mi
1 hour14° 59' 50.6"978.88 miWest0° 00' 35.5"0.68 miNorth978.91 mi
24 hours0° 03' 38.0"3.96 miEast0° 14' 24.8"16.52 miNorth16.99 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 11:12:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 47' North, Longitude: 150° 40' East

The ground speed is currently 419.70 meters/second, 1510.9 kilometres/hour, 938.9 miles/hour or 815.8 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Moon compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"15.65 miWest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 miSouth15.65 mi
1 hour14° 30' 42.6"938.53 miWest0° 00' 37.7"0.72 miSouth938.57 mi
24 hours11° 43' 24.4"758.28 miEast0° 41' 50.1"47.97 miSouth761.52 mi

Locations With the Sun Near Its Zenith

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

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LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Opuwo *Wed 1:12 PM186 km116 miles100 nmNorthwest NW
Swakopmund *Wed 1:12 PM372 km231 miles201 nmSouth S
Walvis Bay *Wed 1:12 PM403 km250 miles218 nmSouth S
Windhoek *Wed 1:12 PM419 km261 miles226 nmSouth-southeast SSE
LubangoWed 12:12 PM514 km320 miles278 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Rundu *Wed 1:12 PM529 km329 miles286 nmEast-northeast ENE
MenongueWed 12:12 PM593 km369 miles320 nmNorth-northeast NNE
HuamboWed 12:12 PM731 km454 miles395 nmNorth N
GhanziWed 1:12 PM743 km462 miles401 nmEast-southeast ESE
MaunWed 1:12 PM888 km552 miles480 nmEast E

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