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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 Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 11:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 12' South, Longitude: 5° 32' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.41 meters/second, 1535.1 km/hour, 953.8 miles/hour or 828.9 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.90 miwest0° 00' 00.2"0.00 minorth15.90 mi
1 hour14° 59' 41.7"953.42 miwest0° 00' 09.0"0.17 minorth953.43 mi
24 hours0° 07' 15.4"7.70 mieast0° 03' 52.7"4.45 minorth8.89 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 11:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 36' South, Longitude: 38° 33' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.12 meters/second, 1530.4 km/hour, 951.0 miles/hour or 826.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.0"15.85 miwest0° 00' 05.3"0.10 misouth15.85 mi
1 hour14° 25' 06.1"950.67 miwest0° 05' 19.2"6.10 misouth950.46 mi
24 hours14° 19' 30.6"944.53 mieast1° 34' 47.8"108.66 misouth946.53 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 *Sun 1:40 PM920 km571 miles497 nmEast E
Windhoek *Sun 1:40 PM1189 km739 miles642 nmEast E
JamestownSun 11:40 AM1428 km887 miles771 nmWest-northwest WNW
Cape TownSun 1:40 PM1730 km1075 miles934 nmSoutheast SE
LuandaSun 12:40 PM1789 km1112 miles966 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GaboroneSun 1:40 PM2079 km1292 miles1123 nmEast E
MaseruSun 1:40 PM2291 km1424 miles1237 nmEast-southeast ESE
JohannesburgSun 1:40 PM2300 km1429 miles1242 nmEast-southeast ESE
PretoriaSun 1:40 PM2311 km1436 miles1248 nmEast-southeast ESE
KinshasaSun 12:40 PM2338 km1453 miles1263 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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