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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 Friday, December 27, 2013 at 11:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 18' South, Longitude: 5° 00' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.07 meters/second, 1533.8 km/hour, 953.1 miles/hour or 828.2 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.89 miwest0° 00' 00.1"0.00 minorth15.89 mi
1 hour14° 59' 41.6"952.72 miwest0° 00' 06.7"0.13 minorth952.73 mi
24 hours0° 07' 21.4"7.79 mieast0° 02' 56.9"3.38 minorth8.50 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, December 27, 2013 at 11:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 37' South, Longitude: 64° 57' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.03 meters/second, 1580.5 km/hour, 982.1 miles/hour or 853.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.5"16.37 miwest0° 00' 09.0"0.17 misouth16.37 mi
1 hour14° 29' 27.4"981.94 miwest0° 09' 06.9"10.44 misouth981.73 mi
24 hours12° 37' 23.0"855.39 mieast3° 22' 34.0"232.11 misouth880.85 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 *Fri 1:40 PM973 km605 miles526 nmEast E
Windhoek *Fri 1:40 PM1243 km772 miles671 nmEast E
JamestownFri 11:40 AM1389 km863 miles750 nmNorthwest NW
Cape TownFri 1:40 PM1759 km1093 miles950 nmSoutheast SE
LuandaFri 12:40 PM1826 km1134 miles986 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GaboroneFri 1:40 PM2130 km1324 miles1150 nmEast E
MaseruFri 1:40 PM2337 km1452 miles1262 nmEast-southeast ESE
JohannesburgFri 1:40 PM2349 km1460 miles1269 nmEast-southeast ESE
PretoriaFri 1:40 PM2361 km1467 miles1275 nmEast-southeast ESE
KinshasaFri 12:40 PM2374 km1475 miles1282 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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