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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.

March Equinox 2009

Map showing day and night parts of the world

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Map notes

Position of the Sun

On Friday, March 20, 2009 at 11:43:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 0° 00' North
Longitude: 5° 50' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.93 meters/second, 1670.1 km/hour, 1037.8 miles/hour or 901.8 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.30 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 minorth17.30 mi
1 hour15° 00' 11.0"1037.85 miwest0° 00' 59.2"1.13 minorth1037.85 mi
24 hours0° 04' 27.0"5.13 miwest0° 23' 42.5"27.15 minorth27.63 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, March 20, 2009 at 11:43:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 23° 47' South
Longitude: 63° 26' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 410.95 meters/second, 1479.4 km/hour, 919.3 miles/hour or 798.8 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.7"15.32 miwest0° 00' 06.6"0.13 minorth15.32 mi
1 hour14° 30' 52.0"918.93 miwest0° 06' 42.6"7.70 minorth919.36 mi
24 hours11° 26' 47.2"724.81 mieast3° 09' 49.9"217.71 minorth764.83 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
São ToméFri 11:43 AM106 km66 miles57 nmEast-northeast ENE
Santo António (Príncipe)Fri 11:43 AM253 km157 miles136 nmNortheast NE
Port-GentilFri 12:43 PM338 km210 miles182 nmEast-southeast ESE
LibrevilleFri 12:43 PM405 km252 miles219 nmEast E
BataFri 12:43 PM483 km300 miles261 nmEast-northeast ENE
MalaboFri 12:43 PM530 km329 miles286 nmNortheast NE
Port HarcourtFri 12:43 PM548 km340 miles296 nmNorth-northeast NNE
UyoFri 12:43 PM603 km375 miles326 nmNorth-northeast NNE
DoualaFri 12:43 PM620 km385 miles335 nmNortheast NE
OwerriFri 12:43 PM621 km386 miles335 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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