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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 Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 10:10:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 23° 26' South
Longitude: 26° 45' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.65 meters/second, 1532.3 km/hour, 952.2 miles/hour or 827.4 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.87 miwest0° 00' 00.0"0.00 misouth15.87 mi
1 hour14° 59' 41.4"951.79 miwest0° 00' 00.3"0.01 misouth951.79 mi
24 hours0° 07' 26.4"7.88 mieast0° 00' 06.0"0.11 minorth7.88 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 10:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 11° 55' North
Longitude: 108° 24' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 440.48 meters/second, 1585.7 km/hour, 985.3 miles/hour or 856.2 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 33.3"16.42 miwest0° 00' 08.0"0.15 misouth16.42 mi
1 hour14° 33' 21.4"985.24 miwest0° 07' 58.8"9.14 misouth985.53 mi
24 hours10° 33' 58.4"715.23 mieast3° 24' 21.8"234.11 misouth756.41 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
ThabazimbiSat 12:10 PM144 km90 miles78 nmSouth-southeast SSE
GaboroneSat 12:10 PM160 km100 miles86 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MolepololeSat 12:10 PM166 km103 miles90 nmSouthwest SW
RustenburgSat 12:10 PM252 km157 miles136 nmSouth S
FrancistownSat 12:10 PM262 km163 miles142 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PolokwaneSat 12:10 PM280 km174 miles151 nmEast E
PretoriaSat 12:10 PM294 km183 miles159 nmSouth-southeast SSE
JohannesburgSat 12:10 PM333 km207 miles180 nmSouth-southeast SSE
BulawayoSat 12:10 PM409 km254 miles221 nmNorth-northeast NNE
NelspruitSat 12:10 PM484 km301 miles261 nmEast-southeast ESE
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