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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 Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 09:06:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 29' North, Longitude: 44° 13' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.52 meters/second, 1665.1 km/hour, 1034.6 miles/hour or 899.1 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.24 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 minorth17.24 mi
1 hour15° 00' 11.2"1034.61 miwest0° 00' 57.9"1.11 minorth1034.60 mi
24 hours0° 04' 27.9"5.13 miwest0° 23' 07.0"26.48 minorth26.97 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 09:06:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 09' North, Longitude: 168° 14' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.91 meters/second, 1612.5 km/hour, 1001.9 miles/hour or 870.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 34.0"16.70 miwest0° 00' 08.7"0.17 misouth16.70 mi
1 hour14° 34' 04.7"1001.88 miwest0° 08' 45.0"10.02 misouth1002.06 mi
24 hours10° 19' 25.6"710.00 mieast3° 35' 48.1"247.14 misouth753.60 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MogadishuWed 12:06 PM297 km185 miles160 nmSouth-southeast SSE
GalkayoWed 12:06 PM437 km271 miles236 nmNortheast NE
HargeisaWed 12:06 PM562 km349 miles304 nmNorth N
KismayoWed 12:06 PM567 km352 miles306 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Dire DawaWed 12:06 PM623 km387 miles336 nmNorth-northwest NNW
BerberaWed 12:06 PM665 km413 miles359 nmNorth N
AdamaWed 12:06 PM707 km440 miles382 nmNorthwest NW
GarissaWed 12:06 PM746 km464 miles403 nmSouthwest SW
Ali SabiehWed 12:06 PM757 km470 miles409 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Addis AbabaWed 12:06 PM785 km488 miles424 nmNorthwest NW
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