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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 Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 11:02:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 25' South, Longitude: 17° 37' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 456.29 meters/second, 1642.6 km/hour, 1020.7 miles/hour or 887.0 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.01 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 minorth17.01 mi
1 hour15° 00' 04.7"1020.66 miwest0° 00' 54.4"1.04 minorth1020.69 mi
24 hours0° 01' 54.5"2.17 miwest0° 21' 50.8"25.03 minorth25.12 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 11:02:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 57' North, Longitude: 145° 28' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.70 meters/second, 1528.9 km/hour, 950.0 miles/hour or 825.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.9"15.83 miwest0° 00' 04.2"0.08 misouth15.84 mi
1 hour14° 30' 58.0"949.82 miwest0° 04' 19.8"4.96 misouth950.04 mi
24 hours11° 34' 12.7"757.14 mieast2° 08' 21.1"147.13 misouth775.87 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MalanjeThu 12:02 PM170 km105 miles92 nmNorthwest NW
LuenaThu 12:02 PM293 km182 miles158 nmEast-southeast ESE
HuamboThu 12:02 PM333 km207 miles180 nmSouthwest SW
LucapaThu 12:02 PM407 km253 miles220 nmEast-northeast ENE
UígeThu 12:02 PM418 km260 miles226 nmNorthwest NW
MenongueThu 12:02 PM471 km293 miles254 nmSouth S
LuandaThu 12:02 PM512 km318 miles277 nmWest-northwest WNW
TshikapaThu 1:02 PM563 km350 miles304 nmNortheast NE
LubangoThu 12:02 PM671 km417 miles362 nmSouthwest SW
KinshasaThu 12:02 PM720 km447 miles389 nmNorth-northwest NNW
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