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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 Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 11:42:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 22° 54' South
Longitude: 5° 14' 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"955.66 miwest0° 00' 13.7"0.26 minorth955.67 mi
24 hours0° 06' 57.1"7.39 mieast0° 05' 43.1"6.56 minorth9.88 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 11:42:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 15° 56' South
Longitude: 19° 49' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.08 meters/second, 1541.1 km/hour, 957.6 miles/hour or 832.1 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' 36.6"957.45 miwest0° 07' 36.9"8.73 minorth957.79 mi
24 hours14° 14' 36.9"947.48 mieast3° 30' 41.8"241.44 minorth985.18 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 1:42 PM951 km591 miles514 nmEast E
Windhoek *Thu 1:42 PM1220 km758 miles659 nmEast E
JamestownThu 11:42 AM1384 km860 miles747 nmWest-northwest WNW
LuandaThu 12:42 PM1775 km1103 miles958 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Cape TownThu 1:42 PM1776 km1104 miles959 nmSoutheast SE
GaboroneThu 1:42 PM2115 km1314 miles1142 nmEast E
KinshasaThu 12:42 PM2324 km1444 miles1255 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BrazzavilleThu 12:42 PM2328 km1447 miles1257 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MaseruThu 1:42 PM2333 km1450 miles1260 nmEast-southeast ESE
JohannesburgThu 1:42 PM2338 km1452 miles1262 nmEast-southeast ESE
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