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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

UTC time = Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 8:34:00 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).

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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 08:34:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 25' South, Longitude: 53° 48' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.51 meters/second, 1668.6 km/hour, 1036.8 miles/hour or 901.0 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.28 miWest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 miNorth17.28 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.3"1036.84 miWest0° 00' 59.1"1.13 miNorth1036.85 mi
24 hours0° 04' 10.4"4.81 miWest0° 23' 41.7"27.13 miNorth27.56 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 08:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 23' North, Longitude: 81° 15' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 440.40 meters/second, 1585.4 km/hour, 985.1 miles/hour or 856.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.5"16.42 miWest0° 00' 09.2"0.18 miNorth16.42 mi
1 hour14° 31' 30.7"984.99 miWest0° 09' 14.3"10.58 miNorth984.78 mi
24 hours11° 25' 07.3"774.36 miEast3° 22' 54.0"232.47 miNorth803.66 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
VictoriaThu 12:34 PM306 km190 miles165 nmSoutheast SE
MogadishuThu 11:34 AM1063 km660 miles574 nmWest-northwest WNW
MoroniThu 11:34 AM1551 km964 miles838 nmSouthwest SW
Dar es SalaamThu 11:34 AM1682 km1045 miles908 nmWest-southwest WSW
NairobiThu 11:34 AM1894 km1177 miles1023 nmWest W
DjiboutiThu 11:34 AM1946 km1209 miles1051 nmNorthwest NW
AdenThu 11:34 AM1946 km1209 miles1051 nmNorth-northwest NNW
AntananarivoThu 11:34 AM1950 km1212 miles1053 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Port LouisThu 12:34 PM2005 km1246 miles1082 nmSouth S
DodomaThu 11:34 AM2047 km1272 miles1105 nmWest-southwest WSW

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