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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 11:42:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 54' South, Longitude: 5° 31' 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' 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 Latitude: 15° 56' South, Longitude: 20° 05' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.07 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"957.37 miwest0° 07' 36.7"8.73 minorth957.72 mi
24 hours14° 14' 38.9"947.44 mieast3° 30' 39.1"241.37 minorth985.13 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 PM923 km573 miles498 nmEast E
Windhoek *Thu 1:42 PM1191 km740 miles643 nmEast E
JamestownThu 11:42 AM1408 km875 miles760 nmWest-northwest WNW
Cape TownThu 1:42 PM1756 km1091 miles948 nmSoutheast SE
LuandaThu 12:42 PM1761 km1094 miles951 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GaboroneThu 1:42 PM2087 km1297 miles1127 nmEast E
MaseruThu 1:42 PM2306 km1433 miles1245 nmEast-southeast ESE
JohannesburgThu 1:42 PM2310 km1435 miles1247 nmEast-southeast ESE
KinshasaThu 12:42 PM2310 km1435 miles1247 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BrazzavilleThu 12:42 PM2314 km1438 miles1250 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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