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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 12:32:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 53' South, Longitude: 6° 59' 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"955.61 miwest0° 00' 13.7"0.26 minorth955.63 mi
24 hours0° 06' 56.9"7.38 mieast0° 05' 44.0"6.58 minorth9.89 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 12:32:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 50' South, Longitude: 8° 05' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.32 meters/second, 1542.0 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"957.93 miwest0° 07' 42.3"8.83 minorth958.28 mi
24 hours14° 13' 14.9"946.39 mieast3° 32' 33.1"243.54 minorth984.63 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownThu 12:32 PM783 km486 miles423 nmNorth N
Windhoek *Thu 2:32 PM2472 km1536 miles1335 nmEast E
LuandaThu 1:32 PM2660 km1653 miles1436 nmEast-northeast ENE
Cape TownThu 2:32 PM2763 km1717 miles1492 nmEast-southeast ESE
São ToméThu 12:32 PM2969 km1845 miles1603 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LibrevilleThu 1:32 PM3132 km1946 miles1691 nmNortheast NE
AbidjanThu 12:32 PM3137 km1949 miles1694 nmNorth N
KinshasaThu 1:32 PM3159 km1963 miles1706 nmNortheast NE
BrazzavilleThu 1:32 PM3161 km1964 miles1707 nmNortheast NE
AccraThu 12:32 PM3231 km2008 miles1745 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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