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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 10:12:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 01' South, Longitude: 28° 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' 27.9"5.15 miwest0° 23' 41.9"27.14 minorth27.62 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 10:12:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 18' North, Longitude: 126° 36' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 423.88 meters/second, 1526.0 km/hour, 948.2 miles/hour or 824.0 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' 03.3"0.06 misouth15.80 mi
1 hour14° 31' 09.3"947.98 miwest0° 03' 25.3"3.92 misouth948.16 mi
24 hours11° 29' 19.0"750.19 mieast1° 46' 30.2"122.09 misouth763.94 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RuhengeriWed 12:12 PM202 km126 miles109 nmSoutheast SE
MbararaWed 1:12 PM240 km149 miles130 nmEast-southeast ESE
GitaramaWed 12:12 PM263 km164 miles142 nmSouth-southeast SSE
KigaliWed 12:12 PM270 km168 miles146 nmSoutheast SE
BukavuWed 12:12 PM278 km173 miles150 nmSouth S
RwamaganaWed 12:12 PM298 km185 miles161 nmSoutheast SE
ButareWed 12:12 PM314 km195 miles170 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MuyingaWed 12:12 PM369 km229 miles199 nmSouth-southeast SSE
BujumburaWed 12:12 PM381 km236 miles205 nmSouth-southeast SSE
KisanganiWed 12:12 PM382 km237 miles206 nmWest W
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