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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, November 28, 2013 at 11:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 22' South, Longitude: 1° 44' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 432.02 meters/second, 1555.3 km/hour, 966.4 miles/hour or 839.8 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"16.11 miwest0° 00' 00.4"0.01 misouth16.11 mi
1 hour14° 59' 47.1"966.09 miwest0° 00' 25.9"0.50 misouth966.07 mi
24 hours0° 05' 14.8"5.64 mieast0° 10' 11.1"11.68 misouth12.97 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, November 28, 2013 at 11:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 21' South, Longitude: 57° 05' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.15 meters/second, 1609.7 km/hour, 1000.2 miles/hour or 869.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.3"16.67 miwest0° 00' 10.5"0.20 misouth16.67 mi
1 hour14° 31' 17.3"1000.17 miwest0° 10' 33.5"12.09 misouth1000.10 mi
24 hours11° 47' 40.7"812.37 mieast4° 08' 00.0"284.06 misouth857.35 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownThu 11:40 AM990 km615 miles535 nmNorthwest NW
Windhoek *Thu 1:40 PM1592 km989 miles860 nmEast E
LuandaThu 12:40 PM1857 km1154 miles1002 nmNortheast NE
Cape TownThu 1:40 PM2150 km1336 miles1161 nmSoutheast SE
KinshasaThu 12:40 PM2390 km1485 miles1291 nmNortheast NE
BrazzavilleThu 12:40 PM2394 km1487 miles1292 nmNortheast NE
São ToméThu 11:40 AM2463 km1530 miles1330 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GaboroneThu 1:40 PM2502 km1555 miles1351 nmEast-southeast ESE
LibrevilleThu 12:40 PM2550 km1585 miles1377 nmNorth-northeast NNE
JohannesburgThu 1:40 PM2730 km1696 miles1474 nmEast-southeast ESE
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