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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 12:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 52' South, Longitude: 12° 60' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.54 meters/second, 1549.9 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"962.77 miwest0° 00' 22.7"0.44 misouth962.75 mi
24 hours0° 05' 45.3"6.16 mieast0° 08' 55.4"10.24 misouth11.94 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, December 1, 2013 at 12:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 30' South, Longitude: 33° 47' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.77 meters/second, 1540.0 km/hour, 956.9 miles/hour or 831.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.4"15.95 miwest0° 00' 06.6"0.13 misouth15.95 mi
1 hour14° 25' 22.8"956.69 miwest0° 06' 36.9"7.58 misouth956.44 mi
24 hours14° 11' 59.5"941.89 mieast2° 07' 59.1"146.71 misouth947.89 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownSun 12:40 PM1010 km628 miles545 nmNortheast NE
Windhoek *Sun 2:40 PM3099 km1926 miles1673 nmEast E
Rio de Janeiro *Sun 10:40 AM3105 km1929 miles1676 nmWest W
MonroviaSun 12:40 PM3127 km1943 miles1688 nmNorth N
LuandaSun 1:40 PM3156 km1961 miles1704 nmEast-northeast ENE
AbidjanSun 12:40 PM3163 km1965 miles1708 nmNorth-northeast NNE
São ToméSun 12:40 PM3260 km2025 miles1760 nmNortheast NE
YamoussoukroSun 12:40 PM3283 km2040 miles1773 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AccraSun 12:40 PM3338 km2074 miles1802 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Cape TownSun 2:40 PM3352 km2083 miles1810 nmEast-southeast ESE
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