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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 13:02:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 26' North, Longitude: 13° 43' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.91 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"1037.75 miwest0° 00' 59.1"1.13 minorth1037.75 mi
24 hours0° 04' 29.7"5.18 miwest0° 23' 40.4"27.11 minorth27.60 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 13:02:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 16' North, Longitude: 97° 13' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 429.01 meters/second, 1544.4 km/hour, 959.7 miles/hour or 833.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.3"15.99 miwest0° 00' 05.6"0.11 misouth15.99 mi
1 hour14° 31' 26.7"959.43 miwest0° 05' 45.0"6.59 misouth959.70 mi
24 hours11° 22' 29.5"751.47 mieast2° 40' 07.4"183.50 misouth778.53 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MonroviaThu 1:02 PM727 km452 miles393 nmNorth-northeast NNE
KakataThu 1:02 PM772 km479 miles417 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BoThu 1:02 PM861 km535 miles465 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GbarngaThu 1:02 PM866 km538 miles468 nmNorth-northeast NNE
KenemaThu 1:02 PM870 km541 miles470 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FreetownThu 1:02 PM893 km555 miles482 nmNorth N
San PédroThu 1:02 PM920 km572 miles497 nmEast-northeast ENE
MakeniThu 1:02 PM953 km592 miles515 nmNorth N
KoiduThu 1:02 PM958 km595 miles517 nmNorth-northeast NNE
NzérékoréThu 1:02 PM975 km606 miles527 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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