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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

UTC time = Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 11:00:00 AM.

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Sun symbol = The Sun's position directly overhead (zenith) in relation to an observer.

Moon symbol = The Moon's position at its zenith in relation to an observer (Moon phase is not shown).

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= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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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 Latitude: 23° 26' South, Longitude: 14° 32' 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"951.72 miWest0° 00' 00.3"0.01 miSouth951.72 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 Latitude: 11° 48' North, Longitude: 120° 16' 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"985.59 miWest0° 08' 01.3"9.19 miSouth985.87 mi
24 hours10° 33' 37.7"715.08 miEast3° 25' 13.8"235.09 miSouth756.54 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 PM53 km33 miles29 nmNorth N
Swakopmund *Sat 1:00 PM84 km52 miles45 nmNorth N
Windhoek *Sat 1:00 PM277 km172 miles150 nmEast-northeast ENE
GhanziSat 1:00 PM756 km470 miles408 nmEast-northeast ENE
Rundu *Sat 1:00 PM818 km508 miles442 nmNortheast NE
TsabongSat 1:00 PM845 km525 miles456 nmEast-southeast ESE
LubangoSat 12:00 Noon949 km590 miles512 nmNorth N
MaunSat 1:00 PM994 km618 miles537 nmEast-northeast ENE
GaboroneSat 1:00 PM1164 km723 miles628 nmEast E
Cape TownSat 1:00 PM1223 km760 miles660 nmSouth-southeast SSE

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