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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 Sunday, December 1, 2013 at 11:50:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 52' South, Longitude: 0° 13' 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"962.74 miwest0° 00' 22.8"0.44 misouth962.72 mi
24 hours0° 05' 44.9"6.15 mieast0° 08' 56.3"10.25 misouth11.95 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, December 1, 2013 at 11:50:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 24' South, Longitude: 21° 30' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.02 meters/second, 1540.9 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' 27.0"957.17 miwest0° 06' 42.1"7.68 misouth956.92 mi
24 hours14° 10' 29.6"940.63 mieast2° 10' 20.7"149.40 misouth947.01 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 AM876 km544 miles473 nmNorthwest NW
Windhoek *Sun 1:50 PM1787 km1110 miles965 nmEast E
LuandaSun 12:50 PM2038 km1266 miles1100 nmNortheast NE
Cape TownSun 1:50 PM2264 km1407 miles1222 nmSoutheast SE
KinshasaSun 12:50 PM2564 km1593 miles1385 nmNortheast NE
BrazzavilleSun 12:50 PM2568 km1595 miles1386 nmNortheast NE
São ToméSun 11:50 AM2570 km1597 miles1388 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LibrevilleSun 12:50 PM2677 km1663 miles1446 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GaboroneSun 1:50 PM2688 km1670 miles1451 nmEast-southeast ESE
MaseruSun 1:50 PM2895 km1799 miles1563 nmEast-southeast ESE
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