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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 Monday, March 18, 2013 at 12:02:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 46' South, Longitude: 1° 14' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.88 meters/second, 1670.0 km/hour, 1037.7 miles/hour or 901.7 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.30 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 minorth17.30 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.8"1037.75 miwest0° 00' 59.2"1.13 minorth1037.75 mi
24 hours0° 04' 23.5"5.06 miwest0° 23' 43.3"27.17 minorth27.64 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, March 18, 2013 at 12:02:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 16' North, Longitude: 76° 47' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.23 meters/second, 1516.4 km/hour, 942.3 miles/hour or 818.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.8"15.71 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 minorth15.71 mi
1 hour14° 30' 53.5"942.03 miwest0° 00' 52.7"1.01 minorth941.99 mi
24 hours11° 37' 57.0"755.05 mieast0° 04' 59.2"5.72 misouth755.27 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
São ToméMon 12:02 PM625 km388 miles337 nmEast-northeast ENE
AccraMon 12:02 PM717 km445 miles387 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Santo António (Príncipe)Mon 12:02 PM739 km459 miles399 nmEast-northeast ENE
LomeMon 12:02 PM763 km474 miles412 nmNorth N
CotonouMon 1:02 PM801 km498 miles433 nmNorth N
Porto NovoMon 1:02 PM818 km508 miles442 nmNorth N
LagosMon 1:02 PM833 km518 miles450 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Port-GentilMon 1:02 PM841 km523 miles454 nmEast E
KumasiMon 12:02 PM884 km550 miles478 nmNorth-northwest NNW
AbidjanMon 12:02 PM891 km554 miles481 nmNorthwest NW
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