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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 areas of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night.

Map showing day and night parts of the world

UTC time = Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 11:32:00 AM.

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Sun symbol = The Sun's position directly overhead (zenith) in relation to an observer.

Moon symbol = The Moon's position at its zenith in relation to an observer (Moon phase is not shown).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 11:32:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 54' South, Longitude: 8° 00' East

The ground speed is currently 427.37 meters/second, 1538.5 kilometres/hour, 956.0 miles/hour or 830.7 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Sun 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' 42.9"6.55 miNorth9.88 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 11:32:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 58' South, Longitude: 22° 29' East

The ground speed is currently 428.02 meters/second, 1540.9 kilometres/hour, 957.5 miles/hour or 832.0 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Moon 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' 36.1"957.26 miWest0° 07' 35.6"8.70 miNorth957.60 mi
24 hours14° 14' 55.7"947.65 miEast3° 30' 16.2"240.93 miNorth985.22 mi

Locations With the Sun Near Its Zenith

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

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LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Walvis Bay *Thu 1:32 PM666 km414 miles360 nmEast E
Swakopmund *Thu 1:32 PM670 km416 miles362 nmEast E
Opuwo *Thu 1:32 PM811 km504 miles438 nmNortheast NE
Windhoek *Thu 1:32 PM932 km579 miles503 nmEast E
Cape TownThu 1:32 PM1590 km988 miles859 nmSoutheast SE
JamestownThu 11:32 AM1634 km1015 miles882 nmWest-northwest WNW
LuandaThu 12:32 PM1653 km1027 miles892 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GaboroneThu 1:32 PM1834 km1139 miles990 nmEast E
JohannesburgThu 1:32 PM2061 km1281 miles1113 nmEast-southeast ESE
PretoriaThu 1:32 PM2070 km1286 miles1118 nmEast-southeast ESE

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