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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 Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 11:10:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 26' South, Longitude: 11° 46' 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' 07.1"0.14 minorth7.88 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 11:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 47' North, Longitude: 122° 58' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 440.70 meters/second, 1586.5 km/hour, 985.8 miles/hour or 856.7 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' 22.8"985.75 miwest0° 08' 01.8"9.20 misouth986.03 mi
24 hours10° 33' 33.2"715.10 mieast3° 25' 25.5"235.33 misouth756.64 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 1:10 PM286 km178 miles154 nmEast E
Swakopmund *Sat 1:10 PM295 km184 miles160 nmEast-northeast ENE
Windhoek *Sat 1:10 PM556 km345 miles300 nmEast E
LubangoSat 12:10 PM960 km597 miles518 nmNorth N
Cape TownSat 1:10 PM1331 km827 miles719 nmSouth-southeast SSE
GaboroneSat 1:10 PM1445 km898 miles780 nmEast E
LuandaSat 12:10 PM1623 km1009 miles877 nmNorth N
JohannesburgSat 1:10 PM1674 km1040 miles904 nmEast-southeast ESE
PretoriaSat 1:10 PM1682 km1045 miles908 nmEast-southeast ESE
MaseruSat 1:10 PM1697 km1055 miles916 nmEast-southeast ESE
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