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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, April 3, 2013 at 10:36:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 27' North, Longitude: 21° 49' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 461.84 meters/second, 1662.6 km/hour, 1033.1 miles/hour or 897.7 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.22 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 minorth17.22 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.9"1033.07 miwest0° 00' 57.3"1.09 minorth1033.06 mi
24 hours0° 04' 21.6"5.00 miwest0° 22' 53.7"26.22 minorth26.69 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 10:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 52' South, Longitude: 62° 59' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.96 meters/second, 1529.8 km/hour, 950.6 miles/hour or 826.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.1"15.84 miwest0° 00' 05.9"0.11 minorth15.84 mi
1 hour14° 26' 07.1"950.37 miwest0° 05' 57.4"6.83 minorth950.66 mi
24 hours13° 16' 32.7"874.06 mieast2° 50' 56.1"195.90 minorth902.20 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BriaWed 11:36 AM121 km75 miles65 nmNorth N
BambariWed 11:36 AM130 km81 miles70 nmWest-northwest WNW
Kaga-BandoroWed 11:36 AM337 km210 miles182 nmWest-northwest WNW
BanguiWed 11:36 AM381 km237 miles206 nmWest-southwest WSW
BimboWed 11:36 AM401 km249 miles216 nmWest-southwest WSW
OboWed 11:36 AM519 km322 miles280 nmEast E
BiraoWed 11:36 AM546 km339 miles295 nmNorth N
SarhWed 11:36 AM556 km346 miles300 nmNorthwest NW
ImpfondoWed 11:36 AM595 km370 miles321 nmSouthwest SW
BozoumWed 11:36 AM609 km378 miles329 nmWest W
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