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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 Monday, January 28, 2013 at 10:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 18° 06' South
Longitude: 27° 58' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 440.98 meters/second, 1587.5 km/hour, 986.5 miles/hour or 857.2 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.44 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 minorth16.44 mi
1 hour14° 59' 53.2"986.25 miwest0° 00' 39.8"0.76 minorth986.28 mi
24 hours0° 02' 38.3"2.89 mieast0° 16' 05.4"18.44 minorth18.67 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, January 28, 2013 at 10:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 9° 06' North
Longitude: 139° 26' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 443.83 meters/second, 1597.8 km/hour, 992.8 miles/hour or 862.7 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.0"16.55 miwest0° 00' 10.2"0.19 misouth16.55 mi
1 hour14° 32' 02.9"992.76 miwest0° 10' 12.9"11.70 misouth993.06 mi
24 hours11° 09' 21.8"762.04 mieast4° 16' 41.6"294.01 misouth820.36 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BulawayoMon 12:20 PM237 km148 miles128 nmSouth-southeast SSE
GweruMon 12:20 PM246 km153 miles133 nmSoutheast SE
LusakaMon 12:20 PM298 km185 miles161 nmNorth N
HarareMon 12:20 PM328 km204 miles177 nmEast E
FrancistownMon 12:20 PM344 km214 miles186 nmSouth S
MasvingoMon 12:20 PM373 km232 miles201 nmSoutheast SE
KabweMon 12:20 PM407 km253 miles220 nmNorth N
MutareMon 12:20 PM505 km314 miles273 nmEast-southeast ESE
NdolaMon 12:20 PM570 km354 miles308 nmNorth N
KitweMon 12:20 PM585 km364 miles316 nmNorth N
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