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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 12:02:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 01' North, Longitude: 1° 05' 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' 41.8"27.14 minorth27.62 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 12:02:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 12' North, Longitude: 99° 59' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.16 meters/second, 1527.0 km/hour, 948.8 miles/hour or 824.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.1"15.81 miwest0° 00' 03.4"0.07 misouth15.81 mi
1 hour14° 31' 10.4"948.61 miwest0° 03' 35.1"4.11 misouth948.79 mi
24 hours11° 28' 50.3"750.15 mieast1° 50' 20.2"126.48 misouth764.73 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AccraWed 12:02 PM628 km390 miles339 nmNorth-northwest NNW
São ToméWed 12:02 PM630 km392 miles340 nmEast E
LomeWed 12:02 PM676 km420 miles365 nmNorth N
CotonouWed 1:02 PM719 km447 miles388 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Santo António (Príncipe)Wed 12:02 PM728 km453 miles393 nmEast-northeast ENE
Porto NovoWed 1:02 PM736 km457 miles397 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LagosWed 1:02 PM755 km469 miles408 nmNorth-northeast NNE
KumasiWed 12:02 PM797 km495 miles430 nmNorth-northwest NNW
AbidjanWed 12:02 PM816 km507 miles440 nmNorthwest NW
AbeokutaWed 1:02 PM829 km515 miles448 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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