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Day and Night World Map

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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.

Map showing day and night parts of the world

See where the moon is over the horizon

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Position of the Sun

On Monday, March 11, 2013 at 13:50:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 3° 30' South
Longitude: 25° 17' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.05 meters/second, 1667.0 km/hour, 1035.8 miles/hour or 900.1 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.26 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 minorth17.26 mi
1 hour15° 00' 09.9"1035.88 miwest0° 00' 59.0"1.13 minorth1035.89 mi
24 hours0° 03' 59.1"4.59 miwest0° 23' 36.8"27.04 minorth27.43 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, March 11, 2013 at 13:50:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 0° 40' South
Longitude: 29° 55' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.79 meters/second, 1615.6 km/hour, 1003.9 miles/hour or 872.4 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.7"16.73 miwest0° 00' 11.7"0.22 minorth16.73 mi
1 hour14° 30' 48.1"1003.90 miwest0° 11' 46.2"13.48 minorth1004.01 mi
24 hours11° 34' 14.3"800.35 mieast4° 38' 15.8"318.68 minorth861.00 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Fernando de NoronhaMon 11:50 AM793 km493 miles428 nmWest W
RecifeMon 10:50 AM1177 km732 miles636 nmWest-southwest WSW
FortalezaMon 10:50 AM1477 km918 miles797 nmWest W
SalvadorMon 10:50 AM1789 km1112 miles966 nmSouthwest SW
FreetownMon 1:50 PM1884 km1171 miles1017 nmNortheast NE
ConakryMon 1:50 PM1929 km1199 miles1042 nmNortheast NE
MonroviaMon 1:50 PM1942 km1207 miles1049 nmNortheast NE
BissauMon 1:50 PM2011 km1249 miles1086 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PraiaMon 12:50 PM2047 km1272 miles1105 nmNorth N
BanjulMon 1:50 PM2108 km1310 miles1138 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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