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Day and Night World Map

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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

See where the moon is over the horizon

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Map notes

Position of the Sun

On Sunday, December 1, 2013 at 11:50:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 21° 52' South
Longitude: 0° 30' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.55 meters/second, 1550.0 km/hour, 963.1 miles/hour or 836.9 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"16.05 miwest0° 00' 00.4"0.01 misouth16.05 mi
1 hour14° 59' 45.7"962.80 miwest0° 00' 22.8"0.44 misouth962.78 mi
24 hours0° 05' 44.9"6.15 mieast0° 08' 56.3"10.25 misouth11.96 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, December 1, 2013 at 11:50:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 16° 24' South
Longitude: 21° 46' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.01 meters/second, 1540.8 km/hour, 957.4 miles/hour or 832.0 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.4"15.96 miwest0° 00' 06.7"0.13 misouth15.96 mi
1 hour14° 25' 26.9"957.22 miwest0° 06' 42.0"7.68 misouth956.98 mi
24 hours14° 10' 31.6"940.72 mieast2° 10' 17.7"149.35 misouth947.09 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownSun 11:50 AM857 km532 miles463 nmNorthwest NW
Windhoek *Sun 1:50 PM1815 km1128 miles980 nmEast E
LuandaSun 12:50 PM2059 km1280 miles1112 nmNortheast NE
Cape TownSun 1:50 PM2286 km1421 miles1234 nmSoutheast SE
São ToméSun 11:50 AM2579 km1602 miles1392 nmNorth-northeast NNE
KinshasaSun 12:50 PM2584 km1606 miles1395 nmNortheast NE
BrazzavilleSun 12:50 PM2587 km1608 miles1397 nmNortheast NE
LibrevilleSun 12:50 PM2689 km1671 miles1452 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GaboroneSun 1:50 PM2716 km1687 miles1466 nmEast-southeast ESE
MaseruSun 1:50 PM2922 km1816 miles1578 nmEast-southeast ESE
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