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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 12:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 48' South, Longitude: 4° 09' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.68 meters/second, 1539.7 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"956.35 miwest0° 00' 14.9"0.29 minorth956.36 mi
24 hours0° 06' 51.0"7.29 mieast0° 06' 10.9"7.09 minorth10.17 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, January 3, 2014 at 12:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 19' South, Longitude: 24° 55' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 435.77 meters/second, 1568.8 km/hour, 974.8 miles/hour or 847.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.2"16.25 miwest0° 00' 09.8"0.19 minorth16.25 mi
1 hour14° 25' 20.5"974.72 miwest0° 09' 56.3"11.39 minorth975.09 mi
24 hours13° 30' 59.3"913.51 mieast4° 15' 42.6"292.93 minorth965.56 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownFri 12:20 PM778 km484 miles420 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Windhoek *Fri 2:20 PM2182 km1356 miles1178 nmEast E
LuandaFri 1:20 PM2415 km1501 miles1304 nmNortheast NE
Cape TownFri 2:20 PM2525 km1569 miles1363 nmSoutheast SE
São ToméFri 12:20 PM2818 km1751 miles1522 nmNorth-northeast NNE
KinshasaFri 1:20 PM2927 km1819 miles1580 nmNortheast NE
BrazzavilleFri 1:20 PM2930 km1820 miles1582 nmNortheast NE
LibrevilleFri 1:20 PM2959 km1839 miles1598 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GaboroneFri 2:20 PM3066 km1905 miles1656 nmEast E
AbidjanFri 12:20 PM3110 km1933 miles1679 nmNorth N
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