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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° 15' 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"953.49 miwest0° 00' 09.0"0.17 minorth953.49 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° 37' South, Longitude: 38° 49' 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' 06.0"950.73 miwest0° 05' 19.0"6.09 misouth950.51 mi
24 hours14° 19' 32.8"944.62 mieast1° 34' 44.6"108.61 misouth946.62 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 PM948 km589 miles512 nmEast E
Windhoek *Sun 1:40 PM1217 km756 miles657 nmEast E
JamestownSun 11:40 AM1404 km872 miles758 nmWest-northwest WNW
Cape TownSun 1:40 PM1750 km1087 miles945 nmSoutheast SE
LuandaSun 12:40 PM1803 km1120 miles974 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GaboroneSun 1:40 PM2107 km1309 miles1138 nmEast E
MaseruSun 1:40 PM2318 km1440 miles1252 nmEast-southeast ESE
JohannesburgSun 1:40 PM2328 km1446 miles1257 nmEast-southeast ESE
PretoriaSun 1:40 PM2339 km1454 miles1263 nmEast-southeast ESE
KinshasaSun 12:40 PM2352 km1461 miles1270 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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