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Day and Night World Map

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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

See where the moon is over the horizon

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Map notes

Position of the Sun

On Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 10:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 23° 15' South
Longitude: 20° 08' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.22 meters/second, 1534.4 km/hour, 953.4 miles/hour or 828.5 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' 41.7"953.06 miwest0° 00' 07.9"0.15 minorth953.07 mi
24 hours0° 07' 18.9"7.75 mieast0° 03' 23.6"3.89 minorth8.68 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 10:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 14° 51' South
Longitude: 37° 52' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 432.22 meters/second, 1556.0 km/hour, 966.8 miles/hour or 840.2 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.3"16.11 miwest0° 00' 07.7"0.15 misouth16.12 mi
1 hour14° 27' 23.6"966.65 miwest0° 07' 39.6"8.78 misouth966.41 mi
24 hours13° 28' 10.1"900.67 mieast2° 39' 40.7"183.01 misouth913.31 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Windhoek *Sat 12:40 PM320 km199 miles173 nmWest-northwest WNW
MolepololeSat 12:40 PM563 km350 miles304 nmEast-southeast ESE
Walvis Bay *Sat 12:40 PM577 km358 miles311 nmWest W
Swakopmund *Sat 12:40 PM578 km359 miles312 nmWest W
Rundu *Sat 12:40 PM593 km368 miles320 nmNorth N
GaboroneSat 12:40 PM609 km378 miles329 nmEast-southeast ESE
RustenburgSat 12:40 PM769 km478 miles415 nmEast-southeast ESE
FrancistownSat 12:40 PM795 km494 miles430 nmEast-northeast ENE
PretoriaSat 12:40 PM862 km536 miles466 nmEast-southeast ESE
JohannesburgSat 12:40 PM865 km538 miles467 nmEast-southeast ESE
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