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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 Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at 11:14:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 59' South, Longitude: 12° 23' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.09 meters/second, 1537.5 km/hour, 955.4 miles/hour or 830.2 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.92 miwest0° 00' 00.2"0.00 minorth15.92 mi
1 hour14° 59' 42.3"954.96 miwest0° 00' 12.5"0.24 minorth954.97 mi
24 hours0° 07' 02.7"7.48 mieast0° 05' 15.2"6.02 minorth9.61 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at 11:14:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 24' South, Longitude: 11° 58' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.90 meters/second, 1518.8 km/hour, 943.8 miles/hour or 820.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 22.5"15.73 miwest0° 00' 04.3"0.08 minorth15.73 mi
1 hour14° 22' 29.0"943.51 miwest0° 04' 29.7"5.16 minorth943.72 mi
24 hours14° 49' 22.2"972.90 mieast2° 24' 25.5"165.53 minorth993.28 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 *Wed 1:14 PM217 km135 miles117 nmEast E
Swakopmund *Wed 1:14 PM222 km138 miles120 nmEast E
Windhoek *Wed 1:14 PM486 km302 miles262 nmEast E
LubangoWed 12:14 PM900 km559 miles486 nmNorth N
Rundu *Wed 1:14 PM952 km592 miles514 nmNortheast NE
GhanziWed 1:14 PM964 km599 miles521 nmEast E
Cape TownWed 1:14 PM1348 km838 miles728 nmSouth-southeast SSE
GaboroneWed 1:14 PM1389 km863 miles750 nmEast E
LuandaWed 12:14 PM1568 km974 miles847 nmNorth N
JohannesburgWed 1:14 PM1624 km1009 miles877 nmEast-southeast ESE
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