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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 Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 12:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 25' South, Longitude: 9° 49' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.85 meters/second, 1543.9 km/hour, 959.3 miles/hour or 833.6 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.99 miwest0° 00' 00.3"0.01 misouth15.99 mi
1 hour14° 59' 44.3"958.92 miwest0° 00' 18.5"0.35 misouth958.90 mi
24 hours0° 06' 19.5"6.75 mieast0° 07' 12.3"8.27 misouth10.67 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 12:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 17' South, Longitude: 27° 26' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.26 meters/second, 1530.9 km/hour, 951.3 miles/hour or 826.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 23.8"15.85 miwest0° 00' 06.0"0.11 minorth15.85 mi
1 hour14° 23' 56.0"951.06 miwest0° 06' 04.5"6.96 minorth951.35 mi
24 hours14° 06' 57.5"932.38 mieast2° 55' 56.8"201.63 minorth960.76 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownThu 12:30 PM838 km521 miles453 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Windhoek *Thu 2:30 PM2766 km1719 miles1494 nmEast E
LuandaThu 1:30 PM2886 km1793 miles1558 nmEast-northeast ENE
Cape TownThu 2:30 PM3039 km1888 miles1641 nmEast-southeast ESE
São ToméThu 12:30 PM3092 km1921 miles1670 nmNortheast NE
AbidjanThu 12:30 PM3133 km1947 miles1692 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MonroviaThu 12:30 PM3181 km1976 miles1717 nmNorth N
AccraThu 12:30 PM3266 km2029 miles1764 nmNorth-northeast NNE
YamoussoukroThu 12:30 PM3272 km2033 miles1767 nmNorth N
LibrevilleThu 1:30 PM3277 km2036 miles1770 nmNortheast NE
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