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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° 37' 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"15.94 miwest0° 00' 00.2"0.00 minorth15.94 mi
1 hour14° 59' 42.6"956.26 miwest0° 00' 14.9"0.28 minorth956.27 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: 37° 12' 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"974.06 miwest0° 09' 52.4"11.31 minorth974.43 mi
24 hours13° 32' 31.1"914.68 mieast4° 14' 32.5"291.58 minorth966.33 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 PM604 km375 miles326 nmEast E
Swakopmund *Fri 1:30 PM606 km377 miles327 nmEast E
Windhoek *Fri 1:30 PM871 km541 miles470 nmEast E
LubangoFri 12:30 PM1012 km629 miles546 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Cape TownFri 1:30 PM1561 km970 miles843 nmSoutheast SE
LuandaFri 12:30 PM1622 km1008 miles876 nmNorth-northeast NNE
JamestownFri 11:30 AM1687 km1048 miles911 nmWest-northwest WNW
GaboroneFri 1:30 PM1773 km1102 miles957 nmEast E
JohannesburgFri 1:30 PM2002 km1244 miles1081 nmEast-southeast ESE
PretoriaFri 1:30 PM2011 km1250 miles1086 nmEast-southeast ESE
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