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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 12:14:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 59' South, Longitude: 2° 53' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.10 meters/second, 1537.6 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"955.05 miwest0° 00' 12.5"0.24 minorth955.06 mi
24 hours0° 07' 02.3"7.48 mieast0° 05' 16.3"6.05 minorth9.62 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at 12:14:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 20' South, Longitude: 2° 40' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.09 meters/second, 1519.5 km/hour, 944.2 miles/hour or 820.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 22.5"15.74 miwest0° 00' 04.6"0.09 minorth15.74 mi
1 hour14° 22' 30.6"944.02 miwest0° 04' 38.3"5.32 minorth944.25 mi
24 hours14° 48' 15.0"972.18 mieast2° 27' 32.7"169.12 minorth993.26 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownWed 12:14 PM836 km519 miles451 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Windhoek *Wed 2:14 PM2051 km1275 miles1108 nmEast E
LuandaWed 1:14 PM2326 km1445 miles1256 nmNortheast NE
Cape TownWed 2:14 PM2406 km1495 miles1299 nmSoutheast SE
São ToméWed 12:14 PM2782 km1729 miles1502 nmNorth-northeast NNE
KinshasaWed 1:14 PM2845 km1768 miles1536 nmNortheast NE
BrazzavilleWed 1:14 PM2848 km1770 miles1538 nmNortheast NE
LibrevilleWed 1:14 PM2911 km1809 miles1572 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GaboroneWed 2:14 PM2935 km1823 miles1585 nmEast E
MaseruWed 2:14 PM3108 km1931 miles1678 nmEast-southeast ESE
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