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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 Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 10:56:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 24' South, Longitude: 18° 41' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.57 meters/second, 1575.3 km/hour, 978.8 miles/hour or 850.6 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"16.31 miwest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 minorth16.31 mi
1 hour14° 59' 50.5"978.58 miwest0° 00' 35.3"0.68 minorth978.61 mi
24 hours0° 03' 42.3"4.03 mieast0° 14' 19.6"16.43 minorth16.92 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 10:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 05' South, Longitude: 84° 52' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.08 meters/second, 1591.5 km/hour, 988.9 miles/hour or 859.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.1"16.48 miwest0° 00' 09.2"0.18 misouth16.48 mi
1 hour14° 31' 04.3"988.79 miwest0° 09' 12.6"10.55 misouth988.61 mi
24 hours11° 53' 37.2"810.08 mieast3° 28' 06.4"238.43 misouth839.78 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Rundu *Thu 12:56 PM201 km125 miles108 nmNortheast NE
Windhoek *Thu 12:56 PM387 km240 miles209 nmSouth-southwest SSW
GhanziThu 12:56 PM401 km249 miles216 nmSoutheast SE
MaunThu 12:56 PM502 km312 miles271 nmEast E
MenongueThu 11:56 AM534 km332 miles289 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Swakopmund *Thu 12:56 PM564 km350 miles304 nmSouthwest SW
Walvis Bay *Thu 12:56 PM585 km364 miles316 nmSouthwest SW
MonguThu 12:56 PM658 km409 miles355 nmNortheast NE
LubangoThu 11:56 AM742 km461 miles400 nmNorthwest NW
HuamboThu 11:56 AM798 km496 miles431 nmNorth-northwest NNW
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