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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 Friday, November 29, 2013 at 11:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 33' South, Longitude: 1° 49' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.51 meters/second, 1553.4 km/hour, 965.3 miles/hour or 838.8 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"16.09 miwest0° 00' 00.4"0.01 misouth16.09 mi
1 hour14° 59' 46.6"964.96 miwest0° 00' 24.8"0.48 misouth964.94 mi
24 hours0° 05' 25.2"5.81 mieast0° 09' 46.4"11.21 misouth12.63 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, November 29, 2013 at 11:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 29' South, Longitude: 45° 17' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.14 meters/second, 1591.7 km/hour, 989.0 miles/hour or 859.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.5"16.48 miwest0° 00' 10.0"0.19 misouth16.48 mi
1 hour14° 29' 35.6"988.92 miwest0° 09' 59.0"11.44 misouth988.74 mi
24 hours12° 32' 35.7"855.88 mieast3° 46' 42.6"259.73 misouth889.32 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownFri 11:40 AM1009 km627 miles545 nmNorthwest NW
Windhoek *Fri 1:40 PM1581 km982 miles854 nmEast E
LuandaFri 12:40 PM1864 km1158 miles1007 nmNortheast NE
Cape TownFri 1:40 PM2131 km1324 miles1150 nmSoutheast SE
KinshasaFri 12:40 PM2399 km1491 miles1295 nmNortheast NE
BrazzavilleFri 12:40 PM2402 km1493 miles1297 nmNortheast NE
São ToméFri 11:40 AM2479 km1540 miles1339 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GaboroneFri 1:40 PM2489 km1547 miles1344 nmEast-southeast ESE
LibrevilleFri 12:40 PM2565 km1594 miles1385 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MaseruFri 1:40 PM2715 km1687 miles1466 nmEast-southeast ESE
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