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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 Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 09:36:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 2° 47' South
Longitude: 38° 05' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.37 meters/second, 1668.1 km/hour, 1036.5 miles/hour or 900.7 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.28 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 minorth17.28 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.1"1036.60 miwest0° 00' 59.1"1.13 minorth1036.61 mi
24 hours0° 04' 06.7"4.74 miwest0° 23' 40.3"27.11 minorth27.52 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 09:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 7° 35' North
Longitude: 54° 35' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 445.28 meters/second, 1603.0 km/hour, 996.1 miles/hour or 865.5 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.5"16.60 miwest0° 00' 10.5"0.20 minorth16.60 mi
1 hour14° 31' 30.1"996.01 miwest0° 10' 31.4"12.05 minorth995.88 mi
24 hours11° 23' 26.7"781.10 mieast3° 57' 49.0"272.43 minorth823.26 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
ArushaWed 12:36 PM170 km106 miles92 nmWest-southwest WSW
NairobiWed 12:36 PM218 km136 miles118 nmNorthwest NW
MombasaWed 12:36 PM225 km140 miles121 nmSoutheast SE
GarissaWed 12:36 PM311 km193 miles168 nmNorth-northeast NNE
NakuruWed 12:36 PM354 km220 miles191 nmNorthwest NW
Zanzibar CityWed 12:36 PM393 km244 miles212 nmSouth-southeast SSE
DodomaWed 12:36 PM456 km283 miles246 nmSouthwest SW
Dar es SalaamWed 12:36 PM465 km289 miles251 nmSouth-southeast SSE
KismayoWed 12:36 PM564 km350 miles304 nmEast-northeast ENE
MwanzaWed 12:36 PM577 km359 miles312 nmWest W
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