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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 12:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 53' South, Longitude: 4° 16' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.38 meters/second, 1538.6 km/hour, 956.0 miles/hour or 830.8 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"955.67 miwest0° 00' 13.7"0.26 minorth955.69 mi
24 hours0° 06' 56.9"7.39 mieast0° 05' 43.8"6.57 minorth9.89 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 12:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 52' South, Longitude: 10° 42' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.27 meters/second, 1541.8 km/hour, 958.0 miles/hour or 832.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 23.6"15.97 miwest0° 00' 07.5"0.15 minorth15.97 mi
1 hour14° 23' 39.1"957.88 miwest0° 07' 41.2"8.81 minorth958.22 mi
24 hours14° 13' 33.2"946.68 mieast3° 32' 08.4"243.09 minorth984.81 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownThu 12:20 PM786 km488 miles424 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Windhoek *Thu 2:20 PM2193 km1363 miles1184 nmEast E
LuandaThu 1:20 PM2431 km1510 miles1312 nmNortheast NE
Cape TownThu 2:20 PM2529 km1571 miles1365 nmSoutheast SE
São ToméThu 12:20 PM2833 km1760 miles1530 nmNorth-northeast NNE
KinshasaThu 1:20 PM2943 km1829 miles1589 nmNortheast NE
BrazzavilleThu 1:20 PM2945 km1830 miles1590 nmNortheast NE
LibrevilleThu 1:20 PM2974 km1848 miles1606 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GaboroneThu 2:20 PM3076 km1911 miles1661 nmEast E
AbidjanThu 12:20 PM3121 km1939 miles1685 nmNorth N
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