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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 areas of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night.

Map showing day and night parts of the world

UTC time = Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at 10:14:00 AM.

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Sun symbol = The Sun's position directly overhead (zenith) in relation to an observer.

Moon symbol = The Moon's position at its zenith in relation to an observer (Moon phase is not shown).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at 10:14:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 59' South, Longitude: 27° 23' East

The ground speed is currently 427.08 meters/second, 1537.5 kilometres/hour, 955.3 miles/hour or 830.2 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Sun compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.92 miWest0° 00' 00.2"0.00 miNorth15.92 mi
1 hour14° 59' 42.3"954.93 miWest0° 00' 12.4"0.24 miNorth954.94 mi
24 hours0° 07' 02.9"7.48 miEast0° 05' 14.0"6.00 miNorth9.60 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at 10:14:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 29' South, Longitude: 26° 21' East

The ground speed is currently 421.70 meters/second, 1518.1 kilometres/hour, 943.3 miles/hour or 819.7 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Moon compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 22.3"15.72 miWest0° 00' 04.2"0.08 miNorth15.72 mi
1 hour14° 22' 27.3"943.08 miWest0° 04' 21.5"5.00 miNorth943.29 mi
24 hours14° 50' 26.1"973.66 miEast2° 21' 20.3"161.99 miNorth993.34 mi

Locations With the Sun Near Its Zenith

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

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LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LeralaWed 12:14 PM45 km28 miles24 nmEast-northeast ENE
ShoshongWed 12:14 PM89 km55 miles48 nmWest W
SeroweWed 12:14 PM96 km60 miles52 nmNorthwest NW
Selebi-PhikweWed 12:14 PM121 km75 miles65 nmNorth-northeast NNE
TonotaWed 12:14 PM172 km107 miles93 nmNorth N
ThabazimbiWed 12:14 PM178 km110 miles96 nmSouth S
FrancistownWed 12:14 PM201 km125 miles109 nmNorth N
PolokwaneWed 12:14 PM235 km146 miles127 nmEast-southeast ESE
GaboroneWed 12:14 PM238 km148 miles129 nmSouthwest SW
MolepololeWed 12:14 PM247 km154 miles133 nmSouthwest SW

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