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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 Monday, April 8, 2013 at 14:14:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 24' North, Longitude: 33° 03' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 460.08 meters/second, 1656.3 km/hour, 1029.2 miles/hour or 894.3 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.15 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 minorth17.15 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.2"1029.11 miwest0° 00' 55.9"1.07 minorth1029.09 mi
24 hours0° 04' 04.3"4.66 miwest0° 22' 19.0"25.56 minorth25.98 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, April 8, 2013 at 14:14:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 37' North, Longitude: 54° 30' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.80 meters/second, 1615.7 km/hour, 1003.9 miles/hour or 872.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.6"16.73 miwest0° 00' 11.1"0.21 minorth16.73 mi
1 hour14° 31' 39.4"1003.85 miwest0° 11' 13.9"12.86 minorth1003.85 mi
24 hours11° 18' 20.0"781.21 mieast4° 21' 56.1"299.97 minorth834.85 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PraiaMon 1:14 PM1332 km828 miles719 nmNortheast NE
FortalezaMon 11:14 AM1378 km856 miles744 nmSouth-southwest SSW
RecifeMon 11:14 AM1726 km1073 miles932 nmSouth S
DakarMon 2:14 PM1886 km1172 miles1018 nmEast-northeast ENE
BanjulMon 2:14 PM1923 km1195 miles1038 nmEast-northeast ENE
BelémMon 11:14 AM1974 km1226 miles1066 nmWest-southwest WSW
BissauMon 2:14 PM1979 km1230 miles1069 nmEast-northeast ENE
ConakryMon 2:14 PM2142 km1331 miles1157 nmEast E
CayenneMon 11:14 AM2151 km1336 miles1161 nmWest W
FreetownMon 2:14 PM2188 km1360 miles1182 nmEast E
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