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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

See where the moon is over the horizon

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Position of the Sun

On Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at 12:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 22° 59' South
Longitude: 6° 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"955.06 miwest0° 00' 12.5"0.24 minorth955.07 mi
24 hours0° 07' 02.3"7.48 mieast0° 05' 16.6"6.05 minorth9.62 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at 12:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 18° 19' South
Longitude: 6° 30' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.15 meters/second, 1519.7 km/hour, 944.3 miles/hour or 820.6 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' 31.2"944.14 miwest0° 04' 40.5"5.36 minorth944.37 mi
24 hours14° 47' 57.0"971.96 mieast2° 28' 21.5"170.05 minorth993.24 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownWed 12:30 PM790 km491 miles427 nmNorth N
Windhoek *Wed 2:30 PM2461 km1529 miles1329 nmEast E
LuandaWed 1:30 PM2656 km1651 miles1434 nmEast-northeast ENE
Cape TownWed 2:30 PM2749 km1708 miles1484 nmEast-southeast ESE
São ToméWed 12:30 PM2971 km1846 miles1604 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LibrevilleWed 1:30 PM3133 km1947 miles1692 nmNortheast NE
AbidjanWed 12:30 PM3146 km1955 miles1699 nmNorth N
KinshasaWed 1:30 PM3156 km1961 miles1704 nmNortheast NE
BrazzavilleWed 1:30 PM3159 km1963 miles1705 nmNortheast NE
AccraWed 12:30 PM3238 km2012 miles1748 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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