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Day and Night World Map

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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

See where the moon is over the horizon

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Map notes

Position of the Sun

On Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 11:52:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 0° 25' North
Longitude: 3° 30' 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' 40.5"27.11 minorth27.61 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 11:52:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 17° 22' North
Longitude: 113° 53' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.75 meters/second, 1543.5 km/hour, 959.1 miles/hour or 833.4 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.3"15.99 miwest0° 00' 05.5"0.11 misouth15.99 mi
1 hour14° 31' 26.0"958.92 miwest0° 05' 39.3"6.48 misouth959.18 mi
24 hours11° 22' 45.5"751.37 mieast2° 37' 56.7"181.02 misouth777.83 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
São ToméThu 11:52 AM359 km223 miles194 nmEast E
Port-GentilThu 12:52 PM601 km374 miles325 nmEast-southeast ESE
Port HarcourtThu 12:52 PM623 km387 miles337 nmNortheast NE
LibrevilleThu 12:52 PM662 km412 miles358 nmEast E
LagosThu 12:52 PM669 km416 miles361 nmNorth N
CotonouThu 12:52 PM670 km416 miles362 nmNorth N
Porto NovoThu 12:52 PM678 km421 miles366 nmNorth N
LomeThu 11:52 AM682 km423 miles368 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MalaboThu 12:52 PM695 km432 miles375 nmEast-northeast ENE
Benin CityThu 12:52 PM697 km433 miles376 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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