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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 11:50:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 15' South, Longitude: 2° 38' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.23 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' 25.0"3.92 minorth8.69 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 11:50:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 00' South, Longitude: 54° 44' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.87 meters/second, 1554.7 km/hour, 966.1 miles/hour or 839.5 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' 17.1"965.86 miwest0° 07' 34.2"8.68 misouth965.62 mi
24 hours13° 30' 44.4"902.91 mieast2° 37' 04.0"180.02 misouth914.94 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownSat 11:50 AM1193 km742 miles644 nmNorthwest NW
Windhoek *Sat 1:50 PM1486 km923 miles802 nmEast E
Cape TownSat 1:50 PM1941 km1206 miles1048 nmSoutheast SE
LuandaSat 12:50 PM1956 km1215 miles1056 nmNortheast NE
GaboroneSat 1:50 PM2372 km1474 miles1281 nmEast E
KinshasaSat 12:50 PM2499 km1553 miles1350 nmNortheast NE
BrazzavilleSat 12:50 PM2503 km1555 miles1352 nmNortheast NE
MaseruSat 1:50 PM2566 km1594 miles1386 nmEast-southeast ESE
JohannesburgSat 1:50 PM2588 km1608 miles1397 nmEast-southeast ESE
PretoriaSat 1:50 PM2601 km1616 miles1404 nmEast-southeast ESE
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