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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 Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 09:52:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 07' South, Longitude: 34° 45' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 438.34 meters/second, 1578.0 km/hour, 980.5 miles/hour or 852.1 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.34 miwest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 minorth16.34 mi
1 hour14° 59' 51.1"980.31 miwest0° 00' 36.3"0.70 minorth980.34 mi
24 hours0° 03' 26.7"3.76 mieast0° 14' 44.6"16.90 minorth17.32 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 09:52:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 09' North, Longitude: 178° 32' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.43 meters/second, 1517.2 km/hour, 942.7 miles/hour or 819.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"15.71 miwest0° 00' 02.7"0.05 misouth15.71 mi
1 hour14° 30' 42.4"942.48 miwest0° 02' 49.4"3.24 misouth942.63 mi
24 hours11° 40' 53.3"758.75 mieast1° 33' 43.1"107.45 misouth769.96 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BeiraThu 11:52 AM80 km50 miles43 nmSouth S
MutareThu 11:52 AM221 km137 miles119 nmWest W
BlantyreThu 11:52 AM369 km230 miles199 nmNorth N
HarareThu 11:52 AM417 km259 miles225 nmWest-northwest WNW
MasvingoThu 11:52 AM425 km264 miles229 nmWest-southwest WSW
GweruThu 11:52 AM521 km323 miles281 nmWest W
LilongweThu 11:52 AM577 km359 miles312 nmNorth N
ChipataThu 11:52 AM646 km401 miles349 nmNorth-northwest NNW
NampulaThu 11:52 AM652 km405 miles352 nmNortheast NE
BulawayoThu 11:52 AM658 km409 miles355 nmWest W
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