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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 Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 11:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 54' South, Longitude: 8° 30' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.37 meters/second, 1538.5 km/hour, 956.0 miles/hour or 830.7 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.93 miwest0° 00' 00.2"0.00 minorth15.93 mi
1 hour14° 59' 42.4"955.59 miwest0° 00' 13.7"0.26 minorth955.60 mi
24 hours0° 06' 57.1"7.39 mieast0° 05' 42.8"6.55 minorth9.88 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 11:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 58' South, Longitude: 22° 57' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.01 meters/second, 1540.8 km/hour, 957.4 miles/hour or 832.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 23.6"15.96 miwest0° 00' 07.5"0.14 minorth15.96 mi
1 hour14° 23' 35.8"957.24 miwest0° 07' 35.4"8.70 minorth957.58 mi
24 hours14° 14' 59.0"947.69 mieast3° 30' 11.5"240.85 minorth985.24 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 *Thu 1:30 PM615 km382 miles332 nmEast E
Swakopmund *Thu 1:30 PM618 km384 miles334 nmEast E
Windhoek *Thu 1:30 PM883 km549 miles477 nmEast E
Cape TownThu 1:30 PM1559 km969 miles842 nmSoutheast SE
LuandaThu 12:30 PM1636 km1016 miles883 nmNorth-northeast NNE
JamestownThu 11:30 AM1680 km1044 miles907 nmWest-northwest WNW
GaboroneThu 1:30 PM1783 km1108 miles963 nmEast E
JohannesburgThu 1:30 PM2011 km1250 miles1086 nmEast-southeast ESE
PretoriaThu 1:30 PM2020 km1255 miles1091 nmEast-southeast ESE
MaseruThu 1:30 PM2024 km1258 miles1093 nmEast-southeast ESE
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