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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 Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 09:12:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 02' South, Longitude: 43° 35' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.93 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' 11.0"1037.85 miwest0° 00' 59.2"1.13 minorth1037.85 mi
24 hours0° 04' 27.8"5.15 miwest0° 23' 41.9"27.14 minorth27.62 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 09:12:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 22' North, Longitude: 141° 07' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 423.73 meters/second, 1525.4 km/hour, 947.9 miles/hour or 823.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.1"15.80 miwest0° 00' 03.2"0.06 misouth15.80 mi
1 hour14° 31' 08.8"947.65 miwest0° 03' 19.8"3.82 misouth947.82 mi
24 hours11° 29' 34.4"750.22 mieast1° 44' 24.4"119.69 misouth763.52 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KismayoWed 12:12 PM122 km76 miles66 nmWest-southwest WSW
MogadishuWed 12:12 PM300 km187 miles162 nmNortheast NE
GarissaWed 12:12 PM442 km275 miles239 nmWest W
MombasaWed 12:12 PM623 km387 miles336 nmSouthwest SW
NairobiWed 12:12 PM766 km476 miles414 nmWest W
Zanzibar CityWed 12:12 PM836 km519 miles451 nmSouthwest SW
NakuruWed 12:12 PM837 km520 miles452 nmWest W
GalkayoWed 12:12 PM864 km537 miles467 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Dar es SalaamWed 12:12 PM890 km553 miles481 nmSouth-southwest SSW
DodomaWed 12:12 PM1105 km687 miles597 nmSouthwest SW
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