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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 28, 2013 at 11:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 15' South, Longitude: 5° 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"953.08 miwest0° 00' 08.0"0.15 minorth953.09 mi
24 hours0° 07' 18.7"7.75 mieast0° 03' 24.8"3.92 minorth8.68 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 11:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 59' South, Longitude: 52° 19' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.92 meters/second, 1554.9 km/hour, 966.2 miles/hour or 839.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.2"16.10 miwest0° 00' 07.5"0.15 misouth16.10 mi
1 hour14° 27' 18.0"965.98 miwest0° 07' 34.9"8.69 misouth965.73 mi
24 hours13° 30' 22.3"902.59 mieast2° 37' 26.6"180.45 misouth914.71 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 1:40 PM961 km597 miles519 nmEast E
Windhoek *Sat 1:40 PM1230 km764 miles664 nmEast E
JamestownSat 11:40 AM1397 km868 miles754 nmWest-northwest WNW
Cape TownSat 1:40 PM1754 km1090 miles947 nmSoutheast SE
LuandaSat 12:40 PM1815 km1128 miles980 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GaboroneSat 1:40 PM2119 km1316 miles1144 nmEast E
MaseruSat 1:40 PM2327 km1446 miles1257 nmEast-southeast ESE
JohannesburgSat 1:40 PM2338 km1453 miles1263 nmEast-southeast ESE
PretoriaSat 1:40 PM2350 km1460 miles1269 nmEast-southeast ESE
KinshasaSat 12:40 PM2364 km1469 miles1276 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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