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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, March 15, 2013 at 08:14:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 01' South, Longitude: 58° 44' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.63 meters/second, 1669.1 km/hour, 1037.1 miles/hour or 901.2 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.29 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 minorth17.29 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.4"1037.12 miwest0° 00' 59.2"1.13 minorth1037.12 mi
24 hours0° 04' 13.9"4.88 miwest0° 23' 42.6"27.15 minorth27.59 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, March 15, 2013 at 08:14:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 43' North, Longitude: 97° 30' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 434.45 meters/second, 1564.0 km/hour, 971.8 miles/hour or 844.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.3"16.20 miwest0° 00' 07.5"0.15 minorth16.20 mi
1 hour14° 31' 22.1"971.62 miwest0° 07' 34.4"8.68 minorth971.37 mi
24 hours11° 29' 33.3"768.94 mieast2° 39' 42.1"183.02 minorth785.58 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
VictoriaFri 12:14 PM464 km288 miles251 nmSouthwest SW
MogadishuFri 11:14 AM1557 km967 miles841 nmWest-northwest WNW
Diego GarciaFri 2:14 PM1627 km1011 miles879 nmEast-southeast ESE
MaleFri 1:14 PM1781 km1107 miles962 nmEast-northeast ENE
Port LouisFri 12:14 PM2012 km1250 miles1086 nmSouth S
MoroniFri 11:14 AM2015 km1252 miles1088 nmWest-southwest WSW
Saint-DenisFri 12:14 PM2116 km1315 miles1143 nmSouth S
Dar es SalaamFri 11:14 AM2222 km1381 miles1200 nmWest-southwest WSW
AntananarivoFri 11:14 AM2233 km1388 miles1206 nmSouth-southwest SSW
AdenFri 11:14 AM2236 km1390 miles1208 nmNorthwest NW
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