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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

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Map notes

Position of the Sun

On Monday, April 8, 2013 at 09:14:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 7° 20' North
Longitude: 41° 41' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 460.16 meters/second, 1656.6 km/hour, 1029.3 miles/hour or 894.5 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.16 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 minorth17.16 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.2"1029.36 miwest0° 00' 56.0"1.07 minorth1029.35 mi
24 hours0° 04' 05.1"4.67 miwest0° 22' 20.6"25.59 minorth26.02 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, April 8, 2013 at 09:14:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 1° 40' North
Longitude: 17° 52' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.04 meters/second, 1616.5 km/hour, 1004.5 miles/hour or 872.9 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.5"16.74 miwest0° 00' 11.2"0.22 minorth16.74 mi
1 hour14° 31' 35.5"1004.46 miwest0° 11' 19.4"12.97 minorth1004.49 mi
24 hours11° 19' 05.3"782.61 mieast4° 25' 21.4"303.90 minorth838.00 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Dire DawaMon 12:14 PM252 km156 miles136 nmNorth N
AdamaMon 12:14 PM298 km185 miles161 nmWest-northwest WNW
Debre BerhanMon 12:14 PM351 km218 miles190 nmNorthwest NW
HargeisaMon 12:14 PM361 km224 miles195 nmNortheast NE
Addis AbabaMon 12:14 PM373 km232 miles201 nmWest-northwest WNW
Ali SabiehMon 12:14 PM438 km272 miles237 nmNorth-northeast NNE
DessieMon 12:14 PM477 km297 miles258 nmNorth-northwest NNW
DjiboutiMon 12:14 PM498 km309 miles269 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BerberaMon 12:14 PM503 km312 miles271 nmNortheast NE
TadjouraMon 12:14 PM511 km317 miles276 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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