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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 12:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 53' South, Longitude: 6° 46' 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"955.68 miwest0° 00' 13.7"0.26 minorth955.69 mi
24 hours0° 06' 56.9"7.39 mieast0° 05' 44.0"6.58 minorth9.89 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 12:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 50' South, Longitude: 8° 18' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.32 meters/second, 1541.9 km/hour, 958.1 miles/hour or 832.6 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' 07.7"0.15 minorth15.97 mi
1 hour14° 23' 39.7"957.99 miwest0° 07' 42.3"8.83 minorth958.33 mi
24 hours14° 13' 16.3"946.47 mieast3° 32' 31.1"243.52 minorth984.71 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownThu 12:30 PM779 km484 miles421 nmNorth N
Windhoek *Thu 2:30 PM2449 km1522 miles1323 nmEast E
LuandaThu 1:30 PM2641 km1641 miles1426 nmEast-northeast ENE
Cape TownThu 2:30 PM2744 km1705 miles1482 nmEast-southeast ESE
São ToméThu 12:30 PM2957 km1837 miles1597 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LibrevilleThu 1:30 PM3118 km1938 miles1684 nmNortheast NE
AbidjanThu 12:30 PM3135 km1948 miles1693 nmNorth N
KinshasaThu 1:30 PM3141 km1952 miles1696 nmNortheast NE
BrazzavilleThu 1:30 PM3143 km1953 miles1697 nmNortheast NE
AccraThu 12:30 PM3226 km2004 miles1742 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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