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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 Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 09:36:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 50' South, Longitude: 39° 00' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 441.63 meters/second, 1589.9 km/hour, 987.9 miles/hour or 858.5 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.47 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 minorth16.47 mi
1 hour14° 59' 53.6"987.71 miwest0° 00' 40.5"0.78 minorth987.74 mi
24 hours0° 02' 26.6"2.68 mieast0° 16' 23.9"18.80 minorth18.99 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 09:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 58' North, Longitude: 117° 37' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.83 meters/second, 1612.2 km/hour, 1001.8 miles/hour or 870.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.0"16.70 miwest0° 00' 11.0"0.21 misouth16.70 mi
1 hour14° 32' 07.5"1001.73 miwest0° 11' 07.0"12.73 misouth1001.95 mi
24 hours11° 11' 06.8"770.86 mieast4° 33' 04.6"312.74 misouth833.58 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NampulaTue 11:36 AM302 km188 miles163 nmNorth N
BlantyreTue 11:36 AM483 km300 miles261 nmWest-northwest WNW
BeiraTue 11:36 AM492 km306 miles266 nmWest-southwest WSW
MutareTue 11:36 AM683 km424 miles369 nmWest-southwest WSW
LilongweTue 11:36 AM704 km437 miles380 nmNorthwest NW
FomboniTue 12:36 PM797 km495 miles431 nmNortheast NE
MoroniTue 12:36 PM819 km509 miles442 nmNortheast NE
ChipataTue 11:36 AM824 km512 miles445 nmWest-northwest WNW
HarareTue 11:36 AM844 km524 miles456 nmWest W
MutsamuduTue 12:36 PM854 km531 miles461 nmNortheast NE
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