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Day and Night World Map

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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 Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 12:24:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 19° 51' South
Longitude: 3° 27' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 436.36 meters/second, 1570.9 km/hour, 976.1 miles/hour or 848.2 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"16.27 miwest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 minorth16.27 mi
1 hour14° 59' 49.6"975.86 miwest0° 00' 33.6"0.64 minorth975.89 mi
24 hours0° 04' 04.3"4.42 mieast0° 13' 37.6"15.62 minorth16.24 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 12:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 2° 27' South
Longitude: 128° 19' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.69 meters/second, 1618.9 km/hour, 1005.9 miles/hour or 874.1 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 33.3"16.77 miwest0° 00' 10.2"0.19 misouth16.77 mi
1 hour14° 33' 17.1"1005.91 miwest0° 10' 10.3"11.65 misouth1005.92 mi
24 hours10° 50' 56.9"749.81 mieast4° 01' 39.2"276.76 misouth797.62 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownTue 12:24 PM496 km308 miles268 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Windhoek *Tue 2:24 PM2153 km1338 miles1163 nmEast-southeast ESE
LuandaTue 1:24 PM2170 km1349 miles1172 nmEast-northeast ENE
São ToméTue 12:24 PM2494 km1550 miles1347 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LibrevilleTue 1:24 PM2645 km1644 miles1428 nmNorth-northeast NNE
KinshasaTue 1:24 PM2663 km1655 miles1438 nmNortheast NE
Cape TownTue 2:24 PM2665 km1656 miles1439 nmSoutheast SE
BrazzavilleTue 1:24 PM2665 km1656 miles1439 nmNortheast NE
AbidjanTue 12:24 PM2785 km1730 miles1504 nmNorth N
AccraTue 12:24 PM2831 km1759 miles1529 nmNorth N
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