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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 12:12:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 25' North, Longitude: 1° 30' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.92 meters/second, 1670.1 km/hour, 1037.7 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 12:12:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 21' North, Longitude: 109° 03' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.83 meters/second, 1543.8 km/hour, 959.3 miles/hour or 833.6 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' 26.2"959.08 miwest0° 05' 40.9"6.51 misouth959.35 mi
24 hours11° 22' 40.8"751.41 mieast2° 38' 34.7"181.75 misouth778.05 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AccraThu 12:12 PM585 km364 miles316 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AbidjanThu 12:12 PM611 km379 miles330 nmNorth-northwest NNW
KumasiThu 12:12 PM695 km432 miles375 nmNorth N
LomeThu 12:12 PM700 km435 miles378 nmNorth-northeast NNE
San PédroThu 12:12 PM746 km464 miles403 nmNorthwest NW
CotonouThu 1:12 PM790 km491 miles427 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Porto NovoThu 1:12 PM812 km505 miles439 nmNortheast NE
YamoussoukroThu 12:12 PM823 km512 miles445 nmNorth-northwest NNW
AtakpaméThu 12:12 PM839 km521 miles453 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LagosThu 1:12 PM857 km533 miles463 nmNortheast NE
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