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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 Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 12:02:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 23' South, Longitude: 1° 26' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.92 meters/second, 1670.1 km/hour, 1037.8 miles/hour or 901.8 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' 10.9"1037.75 miwest0° 00' 59.2"1.13 minorth1037.75 mi
24 hours0° 04' 25.9"5.11 miwest0° 23' 42.7"27.15 minorth27.63 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 12:02:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 11' North, Longitude: 88° 41' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.49 meters/second, 1517.4 km/hour, 942.9 miles/hour or 819.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.9"15.71 miwest0° 00' 01.2"0.03 misouth15.71 mi
1 hour14° 30' 58.3"942.55 miwest0° 01' 22.9"1.58 misouth942.62 mi
24 hours11° 34' 31.7"751.70 mieast0° 58' 41.5"67.29 misouth757.01 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
São ToméTue 12:02 PM595 km370 miles321 nmEast E
AccraTue 12:02 PM680 km422 miles367 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Santo António (Príncipe)Tue 12:02 PM703 km437 miles380 nmEast-northeast ENE
LomeTue 12:02 PM720 km447 miles389 nmNorth N
CotonouTue 1:02 PM755 km469 miles407 nmNorth N
Porto NovoTue 1:02 PM771 km479 miles416 nmNorth N
LagosTue 1:02 PM785 km488 miles424 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Port-GentilTue 1:02 PM819 km509 miles442 nmEast E
KumasiTue 12:02 PM853 km530 miles460 nmNorth-northwest NNW
AbeokutaTue 1:02 PM860 km535 miles464 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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