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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 areas of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night.

March Equinox 2009

Map showing day and night parts of the world

UTC time = Friday, March 20, 2009 at 11:43:00 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).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Friday, March 20, 2009 at 11:43:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 00' North, Longitude: 6° 07' East

The ground speed is currently 463.93 meters/second, 1670.1 kilometres/hour, 1037.8 miles/hour or 901.8 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Sun 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"1037.77 miWest0° 00' 59.2"1.13 miNorth1037.77 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 Latitude: 23° 47' South, Longitude: 63° 10' West

The ground speed is currently 410.95 meters/second, 1479.4 kilometres/hour, 919.3 miles/hour or 798.8 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Moon 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' 51.9"918.85 miWest0° 06' 42.6"7.70 miNorth919.28 mi
24 hours11° 26' 48.3"724.77 miEast3° 09' 47.2"217.64 miNorth764.77 mi

Locations With the Sun Near Its Zenith

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

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LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
São ToméFri 11:43 AM78 km49 miles42 nmEast-northeast ENE
Santo António (Príncipe)Fri 11:43 AM233 km144 miles126 nmNortheast NE
Port-GentilFri 12:43 PM308 km192 miles167 nmEast-southeast ESE
LibrevilleFri 12:43 PM375 km233 miles202 nmEast E
BataFri 12:43 PM456 km283 miles246 nmEast-northeast ENE
MalaboFri 12:43 PM510 km317 miles275 nmNortheast NE
Port HarcourtFri 12:43 PM541 km336 miles292 nmNorth N
AconibeFri 12:43 PM557 km346 miles301 nmEast-northeast ENE
UyoFri 12:43 PM592 km368 miles320 nmNorth-northeast NNE
DoualaFri 12:43 PM599 km372 miles324 nmNortheast NE

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