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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 areas of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night.

Map showing day and night parts of the world

UTC time = Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 11:32:00 AM.

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Sun symbol = The Sun's position directly overhead (zenith) in relation to an observer.

Moon symbol = The Moon's position at its zenith in relation to an observer (Moon phase is not shown).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 11:32:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 42' South, Longitude: 8° 14' East

The ground speed is currently 427.99 meters/second, 1540.8 kilometres/hour, 957.4 miles/hour or 832.0 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Sun compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.96 miWest0° 00' 00.3"0.01 miNorth15.96 mi
1 hour14° 59' 43.0"956.98 miWest0° 00' 16.0"0.31 miNorth957.00 mi
24 hours0° 06' 44.9"7.18 miEast0° 06' 37.0"7.59 miNorth10.45 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 11:32:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 13' South, Longitude: 50° 16' East

The ground speed is currently 442.33 meters/second, 1592.4 kilometres/hour, 989.5 miles/hour or 859.8 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Moon compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.0"16.49 miWest0° 00' 11.1"0.21 miNorth16.49 mi
1 hour14° 27' 04.5"989.36 miWest0° 11' 14.7"12.88 miNorth989.68 mi
24 hours12° 51' 20.8"880.14 miEast4° 37' 14.1"317.51 miNorth939.56 mi

Locations With the Sun Near Its Zenith

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

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LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Walvis Bay *Sat 1:32 PM644 km400 miles348 nmEast E
Swakopmund *Sat 1:32 PM646 km402 miles349 nmEast E
Opuwo *Sat 1:32 PM778 km484 miles420 nmNortheast NE
Windhoek *Sat 1:32 PM909 km565 miles491 nmEast E
Cape TownSat 1:32 PM1594 km990 miles860 nmSoutheast SE
LuandaSat 12:32 PM1624 km1009 miles877 nmNorth-northeast NNE
JamestownSat 11:32 AM1646 km1023 miles889 nmWest-northwest WNW
GaboroneSat 1:32 PM1814 km1127 miles980 nmEast E
JohannesburgSat 1:32 PM2044 km1270 miles1103 nmEast-southeast ESE
PretoriaSat 1:32 PM2052 km1275 miles1108 nmEast-southeast ESE

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