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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 27, 2013 at 09:28:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 44' North, Longitude: 39° 20' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.41 meters/second, 1668.3 km/hour, 1036.6 miles/hour or 900.8 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.28 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 minorth17.28 mi
1 hour15° 00' 11.4"1036.60 miwest0° 00' 58.7"1.12 minorth1036.60 mi
24 hours0° 04' 33.2"5.24 miwest0° 23' 26.0"26.84 minorth27.34 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 09:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 49' South, Longitude: 142° 00' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 445.87 meters/second, 1605.1 km/hour, 997.4 miles/hour or 866.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.5"16.62 miwest0° 00' 11.5"0.22 misouth16.62 mi
1 hour14° 29' 29.5"997.24 miwest0° 11' 34.3"13.25 misouth997.16 mi
24 hours12° 27' 11.2"856.98 mieast4° 28' 34.8"307.62 misouth906.49 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
GarissaWed 12:28 PM354 km220 miles191 nmSouth S
KismayoWed 12:28 PM494 km307 miles267 nmSoutheast SE
NakuruWed 12:28 PM495 km307 miles267 nmSouthwest SW
NairobiWed 12:28 PM525 km326 miles284 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MbaleWed 12:28 PM603 km375 miles325 nmWest-southwest WSW
AdamaWed 12:28 PM643 km399 miles347 nmNorth N
MogadishuWed 12:28 PM671 km417 miles363 nmEast E
Addis AbabaWed 12:28 PM698 km434 miles377 nmNorth N
LiraWed 12:28 PM718 km446 miles388 nmWest W
MombasaWed 12:28 PM751 km467 miles405 nmSouth S
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