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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 11:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 26' South, Longitude: 9° 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"951.78 miwest0° 00' 00.3"0.00 misouth951.78 mi
24 hours0° 07' 26.4"7.88 mieast0° 00' 07.2"0.14 minorth7.88 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 11:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 46' North, Longitude: 125° 23' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 440.74 meters/second, 1586.7 km/hour, 985.9 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' 23.1"985.83 miwest0° 08' 02.2"9.21 misouth986.12 mi
24 hours10° 33' 28.9"715.08 mieast3° 25' 36.0"235.53 misouth756.67 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 1:20 PM539 km335 miles291 nmEast E
Swakopmund *Sat 1:20 PM546 km339 miles295 nmEast E
Windhoek *Sat 1:20 PM809 km503 miles437 nmEast E
Cape TownSat 1:20 PM1466 km911 miles791 nmSoutheast SE
LuandaSat 12:20 PM1670 km1038 miles902 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GaboroneSat 1:20 PM1698 km1055 miles917 nmEast E
JamestownSat 11:20 AM1775 km1103 miles959 nmWest-northwest WNW
JohannesburgSat 1:20 PM1922 km1194 miles1038 nmEast-southeast ESE
MaseruSat 1:20 PM1929 km1199 miles1042 nmEast-southeast ESE
PretoriaSat 1:20 PM1932 km1201 miles1043 nmEast-southeast ESE
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