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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 12:10:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 26' South, Longitude: 3° 14' West

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' 00.2"0.00 misouth951.78 mi
24 hours0° 07' 26.4"7.88 mieast0° 00' 08.2"0.16 minorth7.88 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 12:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 39' North, Longitude: 137° 31' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 440.93 meters/second, 1587.3 km/hour, 986.3 miles/hour or 857.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 33.3"16.44 miwest0° 00' 08.0"0.15 misouth16.44 mi
1 hour14° 33' 24.1"986.25 miwest0° 08' 04.7"9.26 misouth986.53 mi
24 hours10° 33' 08.5"714.99 mieast3° 26' 28.5"236.53 misouth756.87 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownSat 12:10 PM871 km541 miles470 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Windhoek *Sat 2:10 PM2085 km1296 miles1126 nmEast E
LuandaSat 1:10 PM2385 km1482 miles1288 nmNortheast NE
Cape TownSat 2:10 PM2407 km1496 miles1300 nmSoutheast SE
São ToméSat 12:10 PM2842 km1766 miles1535 nmNorth-northeast NNE
KinshasaSat 1:10 PM2906 km1805 miles1569 nmNortheast NE
BrazzavilleSat 1:10 PM2909 km1807 miles1570 nmNortheast NE
GaboroneSat 2:10 PM2962 km1840 miles1599 nmEast E
LibrevilleSat 1:10 PM2972 km1847 miles1605 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MaseruSat 2:10 PM3125 km1942 miles1687 nmEast-southeast ESE
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