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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 Friday, January 3, 2014 at 11:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 48' South, Longitude: 8° 21' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.67 meters/second, 1539.6 km/hour, 956.7 miles/hour or 831.3 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.95 miwest0° 00' 00.2"0.00 minorth15.95 mi
1 hour14° 59' 42.6"956.33 miwest0° 00' 14.9"0.28 minorth956.34 mi
24 hours0° 06' 51.2"7.29 mieast0° 06' 09.9"7.07 minorth10.16 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, January 3, 2014 at 11:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 28' South, Longitude: 36° 56' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 435.51 meters/second, 1567.8 km/hour, 974.2 miles/hour or 846.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.2"16.24 miwest0° 00' 09.7"0.19 minorth16.24 mi
1 hour14° 25' 16.7"974.14 miwest0° 09' 52.5"11.31 minorth974.51 mi
24 hours13° 32' 29.0"914.71 mieast4° 14' 33.9"291.63 minorth966.38 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Walvis Bay *Fri 1:30 PM632 km393 miles341 nmEast E
Swakopmund *Fri 1:30 PM635 km395 miles343 nmEast E
Windhoek *Fri 1:30 PM900 km559 miles486 nmEast E
Cape TownFri 1:30 PM1578 km980 miles852 nmSoutheast SE
LuandaFri 12:30 PM1631 km1013 miles881 nmNorth-northeast NNE
JamestownFri 11:30 AM1660 km1032 miles897 nmWest-northwest WNW
GaboroneFri 1:30 PM1801 km1119 miles973 nmEast E
JohannesburgFri 1:30 PM2030 km1261 miles1096 nmEast-southeast ESE
PretoriaFri 1:30 PM2039 km1267 miles1101 nmEast-southeast ESE
MaseruFri 1:30 PM2044 km1270 miles1104 nmEast-southeast ESE
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