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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 Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 09:24:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 42' North, Longitude: 39° 23' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 459.76 meters/second, 1655.1 km/hour, 1028.5 miles/hour or 893.7 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.14 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 minorth17.14 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.1"1028.40 miwest0° 00' 55.7"1.06 minorth1028.38 mi
24 hours0° 04' 01.2"4.59 miwest0° 22' 12.8"25.44 minorth25.85 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 09:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 07' North, Longitude: 27° 02' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.77 meters/second, 1608.4 km/hour, 999.4 miles/hour or 868.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.7"16.66 miwest0° 00' 10.6"0.20 minorth16.66 mi
1 hour14° 31' 46.3"999.30 miwest0° 10' 40.4"12.22 minorth999.20 mi
24 hours11° 18' 08.4"777.35 mieast4° 04' 08.4"279.63 minorth822.72 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AdamaTue 12:24 PM94 km58 miles51 nmNorth N
Addis AbabaTue 12:24 PM162 km100 miles87 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Debre BerhanTue 12:24 PM219 km136 miles118 nmNorth N
Dire DawaTue 12:24 PM343 km213 miles185 nmNortheast NE
DessieTue 12:24 PM381 km237 miles206 nmNorth N
LalibelaTue 12:24 PM480 km299 miles259 nmNorth N
Bahir DarTue 12:24 PM483 km300 miles261 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Ali SabiehTue 12:24 PM528 km328 miles285 nmNortheast NE
HargeisaTue 12:24 PM554 km344 miles299 nmEast-northeast ENE
GondarTue 12:24 PM582 km362 miles314 nmNorth-northwest NNW
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