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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 Friday, February 15, 2013 at 08:24:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 34' South, Longitude: 57° 32' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 452.80 meters/second, 1630.1 km/hour, 1012.9 miles/hour or 880.2 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.88 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 minorth16.88 mi
1 hour15° 00' 01.9"1012.74 miwest0° 00' 51.7"0.99 minorth1012.77 mi
24 hours0° 00' 51.2"0.96 miwest0° 20' 46.3"23.80 minorth23.82 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, February 15, 2013 at 08:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 53' North, Longitude: 114° 52' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 438.10 meters/second, 1577.2 km/hour, 980.0 miles/hour or 851.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.8"16.33 miwest0° 00' 08.7"0.17 minorth16.33 mi
1 hour14° 31' 51.5"979.82 miwest0° 08' 37.8"9.89 minorth979.59 mi
24 hours11° 17' 12.2"761.10 mieast3° 07' 11.1"214.49 minorth785.82 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Port LouisFri 12:24 PM840 km522 miles454 nmSouth S
VictoriaFri 12:24 PM909 km565 miles491 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Saint-DenisFri 12:24 PM946 km588 miles511 nmSouth-southwest SSW
AntananarivoFri 11:24 AM1282 km797 miles692 nmSouthwest SW
MoroniFri 11:24 AM1557 km967 miles840 nmWest W
Diego GarciaFri 2:24 PM1731 km1076 miles935 nmEast-northeast ENE
Dar es SalaamFri 11:24 AM2100 km1305 miles1134 nmWest-northwest WNW
MogadishuFri 11:24 AM2105 km1308 miles1136 nmNorthwest NW
DodomaFri 11:24 AM2494 km1550 miles1347 nmWest-northwest WNW
MaleFri 1:24 PM2560 km1591 miles1382 nmNortheast NE
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