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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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Position of the Sun

On Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 11:00:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 23° 26' South
Longitude: 14° 16' 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 misouth951.78 mi
24 hours0° 07' 26.4"7.88 mieast0° 00' 06.8"0.13 minorth7.88 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 11:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 11° 48' North
Longitude: 120° 32' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 440.66 meters/second, 1586.4 km/hour, 985.7 miles/hour or 856.6 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 33.3"16.43 miwest0° 00' 08.0"0.15 misouth16.43 mi
1 hour14° 33' 22.6"985.67 miwest0° 08' 01.3"9.19 misouth985.95 mi
24 hours10° 33' 37.3"715.12 mieast3° 25' 15.0"235.13 misouth756.60 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Walvis Bay *Sat 1:00 PM59 km36 miles32 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Swakopmund *Sat 1:00 PM88 km55 miles48 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Windhoek *Sat 1:00 PM307 km190 miles166 nmEast-northeast ENE
Rundu *Sat 1:00 PM838 km521 miles452 nmNortheast NE
LubangoSat 12:00 Noon946 km588 miles511 nmNorth N
GaboroneSat 1:00 PM1192 km741 miles644 nmEast E
Cape TownSat 1:00 PM1231 km765 miles665 nmSouth-southeast SSE
RustenburgSat 1:00 PM1337 km831 miles722 nmEast-southeast ESE
JohannesburgSat 1:00 PM1426 km886 miles770 nmEast-southeast ESE
PretoriaSat 1:00 PM1433 km890 miles774 nmEast-southeast ESE
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