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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 12:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 53' South, Longitude: 9° 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"955.68 miwest0° 00' 13.7"0.26 minorth955.70 mi
24 hours0° 06' 56.9"7.38 mieast0° 05' 44.1"6.58 minorth9.89 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 12:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 49' South, Longitude: 5° 54' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.37 meters/second, 1542.1 km/hour, 958.2 miles/hour or 832.7 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' 40.3"958.10 miwest0° 07' 43.3"8.85 minorth958.45 mi
24 hours14° 12' 59.4"946.26 mieast3° 32' 53.6"243.95 minorth984.61 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownThu 12:40 PM856 km532 miles462 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Windhoek *Thu 2:40 PM2705 km1681 miles1461 nmEast E
LuandaThu 1:40 PM2861 km1778 miles1545 nmEast-northeast ENE
Cape TownThu 2:40 PM2963 km1841 miles1600 nmEast-southeast ESE
São ToméThu 12:40 PM3099 km1926 miles1674 nmNortheast NE
AbidjanThu 12:40 PM3172 km1971 miles1713 nmNorth N
MonroviaThu 12:40 PM3235 km2010 miles1747 nmNorth N
LibrevilleThu 1:40 PM3278 km2037 miles1770 nmNortheast NE
AccraThu 12:40 PM3296 km2048 miles1780 nmNorth-northeast NNE
YamoussoukroThu 12:40 PM3315 km2060 miles1790 nmNorth N
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