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Day and Night World Map

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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 11:24:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 22° 59' South
Longitude: 9° 37' 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"955.03 miwest0° 00' 12.5"0.24 minorth955.04 mi
24 hours0° 07' 02.5"7.48 mieast0° 05' 15.4"6.03 minorth9.61 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at 11:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 18° 24' South
Longitude: 9° 19' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.93 meters/second, 1519.0 km/hour, 943.8 miles/hour or 820.2 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' 04.5"0.09 minorth15.73 mi
1 hour14° 22' 29.3"943.65 miwest0° 04' 31.4"5.19 minorth943.87 mi
24 hours14° 49' 10.1"972.83 mieast2° 24' 59.7"166.20 minorth993.34 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 1:24 PM502 km312 miles271 nmEast E
Swakopmund *Wed 1:24 PM506 km314 miles273 nmEast E
Windhoek *Wed 1:24 PM770 km479 miles416 nmEast E
LubangoWed 12:24 PM982 km610 miles530 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Cape TownWed 1:24 PM1487 km924 miles803 nmSouth-southeast SSE
LuandaWed 12:24 PM1613 km1002 miles871 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GaboroneWed 1:24 PM1670 km1038 miles902 nmEast E
JamestownWed 11:24 AM1787 km1111 miles965 nmWest-northwest WNW
JohannesburgWed 1:24 PM1899 km1180 miles1026 nmEast-southeast ESE
PretoriaWed 1:24 PM1908 km1186 miles1030 nmEast-southeast ESE
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