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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

UTC time = Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 11:40:00 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).

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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 11:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 36' South, Longitude: 8° 19' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.20 meters/second, 1591.9 km/hour, 989.2 miles/hour or 859.6 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.49 miWest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 miNorth16.49 mi
1 hour14° 59' 53.9"988.91 miWest0° 00' 41.2"0.79 miNorth988.94 mi
24 hours0° 02' 18.8"2.54 miEast0° 16' 40.4"19.11 miNorth19.28 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 11:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 16' South, Longitude: 1° 01' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.71 meters/second, 1554.1 km/hour, 965.7 miles/hour or 839.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.1"16.09 miWest0° 00' 08.7"0.17 miNorth16.10 mi
1 hour14° 24' 07.1"965.52 miWest0° 08' 48.4"10.09 miNorth965.89 mi
24 hours14° 05' 50.3"945.11 miEast3° 56' 00.7"270.39 miNorth990.20 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LubangoThu 12:40 PM628 km390 miles339 nmEast-northeast ENE
Walvis Bay *Thu 1:40 PM876 km545 miles473 nmSoutheast SE
HuamboThu 12:40 PM959 km596 miles518 nmEast-northeast ENE
Windhoek *Thu 1:40 PM1068 km664 miles577 nmEast-southeast ESE
LuandaThu 12:40 PM1106 km687 miles597 nmNorth-northeast NNE
JamestownThu 11:40 AM1508 km937 miles814 nmWest W
KinshasaThu 12:40 PM1655 km1028 miles894 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BrazzavilleThu 12:40 PM1659 km1031 miles896 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GaboroneThu 1:40 PM1985 km1233 miles1072 nmEast-southeast ESE
São ToméThu 11:40 AM1992 km1238 miles1076 nmNorth N

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