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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 Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 10:42:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 23' North, Longitude: 21° 01' 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' 11.2"1037.82 miwest0° 00' 59.1"1.13 minorth1037.82 mi
24 hours0° 04' 29.7"5.18 miwest0° 23' 40.6"27.12 minorth27.61 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 10:42:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 29' North, Longitude: 130° 50' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.49 meters/second, 1542.6 km/hour, 958.5 miles/hour or 832.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.3"15.98 miwest0° 00' 05.5"0.11 misouth15.98 mi
1 hour14° 31' 25.3"958.33 miwest0° 05' 33.4"6.37 misouth958.60 mi
24 hours11° 23' 01.9"751.23 mieast2° 35' 43.4"178.47 misouth777.07 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
ImpfondoThu 11:42 AM355 km221 miles192 nmWest-northwest WNW
KisanganiThu 12:42 PM466 km290 miles252 nmEast E
BimboThu 11:42 AM516 km321 miles279 nmNorthwest NW
BanguiThu 11:42 AM517 km321 miles279 nmNorth-northwest NNW
BambariThu 11:42 AM595 km370 miles321 nmNorth N
BerbératiThu 11:42 AM721 km448 miles389 nmNorthwest NW
Mbuji-MayiThu 12:42 PM775 km482 miles418 nmSouth-southeast SSE
BrazzavilleThu 11:42 AM819 km509 miles442 nmSouthwest SW
KinshasaThu 11:42 AM821 km510 miles443 nmSouthwest SW
FrancevilleThu 11:42 AM856 km532 miles462 nmWest-southwest WSW
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