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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 Saturday, November 30, 2013 at 11:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 42' South, Longitude: 4° 24' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.03 meters/second, 1551.7 km/hour, 964.2 miles/hour or 837.9 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"16.07 miwest0° 00' 00.4"0.01 misouth16.07 mi
1 hour14° 59' 46.2"963.87 miwest0° 00' 23.8"0.46 misouth963.85 mi
24 hours0° 05' 35.1"5.99 mieast0° 09' 21.8"10.74 misouth12.29 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, November 30, 2013 at 11:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 14' South, Longitude: 30° 20' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 435.38 meters/second, 1567.4 km/hour, 973.9 miles/hour or 846.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.5"16.23 miwest0° 00' 08.7"0.17 misouth16.23 mi
1 hour14° 27' 34.8"973.74 miwest0° 08' 44.8"10.02 misouth973.50 mi
24 hours13° 22' 28.8"900.69 mieast3° 08' 21.1"215.85 misouth920.11 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownSat 11:30 AM1244 km773 miles672 nmWest-northwest WNW
Windhoek *Sat 1:30 PM1313 km816 miles709 nmEast E
LuandaSat 12:30 PM1710 km1062 miles923 nmNortheast NE
Cape TownSat 1:30 PM1930 km1199 miles1042 nmSoutheast SE
GaboroneSat 1:30 PM2223 km1382 miles1201 nmEast-southeast ESE
KinshasaSat 12:30 PM2255 km1401 miles1218 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BrazzavilleSat 12:30 PM2259 km1404 miles1220 nmNorth-northeast NNE
São ToméSat 11:30 AM2452 km1523 miles1324 nmNorth N
JohannesburgSat 1:30 PM2454 km1525 miles1325 nmEast-southeast ESE
PretoriaSat 1:30 PM2462 km1530 miles1330 nmEast-southeast ESE
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