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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 11:42:00 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 11:42:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 54' South, Longitude: 5° 31' 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' 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 is currently 428.07 meters/second, 1541.1 kilometres/hour, 957.6 miles/hour or 832.1 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' 36.6"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 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 1:42 PM923 km573 miles498 nmEast E
Swakopmund *Thu 1:42 PM926 km576 miles500 nmEast E
Opuwo *Thu 1:42 PM1021 km634 miles551 nmEast-northeast ENE
Windhoek *Thu 1:42 PM1189 km739 miles642 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

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