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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 11:52:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 06' South, Longitude: 5° 02' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 438.40 meters/second, 1578.2 km/hour, 980.7 miles/hour or 852.2 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' 51.2"980.36 miwest0° 00' 36.4"0.70 minorth980.39 mi
24 hours0° 03' 25.7"3.74 mieast0° 14' 46.4"16.94 minorth17.34 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 11:52:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 03' North, Longitude: 152° 43' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.69 meters/second, 1518.1 km/hour, 943.3 miles/hour or 819.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"15.72 miwest0° 00' 03.0"0.06 misouth15.72 mi
1 hour14° 30' 42.9"942.99 miwest0° 03' 00.6"3.45 misouth943.15 mi
24 hours11° 40' 26.2"758.67 mieast1° 38' 08.2"112.50 misouth770.75 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LubangoThu 12:52 PM1012 km629 miles546 nmEast-northeast ENE
JamestownThu 11:52 AM1195 km742 miles645 nmWest-northwest WNW
Windhoek *Thu 1:52 PM1312 km815 miles709 nmEast-southeast ESE
LuandaThu 12:52 PM1439 km894 miles777 nmNortheast NE
KinshasaThu 12:52 PM1979 km1230 miles1069 nmNortheast NE
BrazzavilleThu 12:52 PM1983 km1232 miles1071 nmNortheast NE
Cape TownThu 1:52 PM2112 km1312 miles1140 nmSoutheast SE
São ToméThu 11:52 AM2158 km1341 miles1165 nmNorth N
LibrevilleThu 12:52 PM2209 km1373 miles1193 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GaboroneThu 1:52 PM2240 km1392 miles1210 nmEast-southeast ESE
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