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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 Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 11:12:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 46' South, Longitude: 15° 26' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 455.75 meters/second, 1640.7 km/hour, 1019.5 miles/hour or 885.9 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"16.99 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 minorth16.99 mi
1 hour15° 00' 04.1"1019.39 miwest0° 00' 54.0"1.03 minorth1019.41 mi
24 hours0° 01' 44.6"1.98 miwest0° 21' 41.4"24.85 minorth24.92 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 11:12:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 13' North, Longitude: 131° 41' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.34 meters/second, 1516.8 km/hour, 942.5 miles/hour or 819.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.7"15.71 miwest0° 00' 02.1"0.04 misouth15.71 mi
1 hour14° 30' 50.2"942.20 miwest0° 02' 06.4"2.42 misouth942.31 mi
24 hours11° 38' 40.7"756.02 mieast1° 16' 29.3"87.69 misouth764.09 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MalanjeWed 12:12 PM168 km105 miles91 nmNortheast NE
HuamboWed 12:12 PM225 km140 miles121 nmSouth S
LuandaWed 12:12 PM322 km200 miles174 nmNorthwest NW
UígeWed 12:12 PM351 km218 miles190 nmNorth N
MenongueWed 12:12 PM497 km309 miles268 nmSouth-southeast SSE
LuenaWed 12:12 PM502 km312 miles271 nmEast-southeast ESE
LubangoWed 12:12 PM505 km314 miles273 nmSouth-southwest SSW
LucapaWed 12:12 PM638 km397 miles345 nmEast-northeast ENE
CabindaWed 12:12 PM678 km421 miles366 nmNorth-northwest NNW
KinshasaWed 12:12 PM713 km443 miles385 nmNorth N
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