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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 15:14:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 48' North, Longitude: 48° 07' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 459.66 meters/second, 1654.8 km/hour, 1028.2 miles/hour or 893.5 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.14 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 minorth17.14 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.1"1028.18 miwest0° 00' 55.6"1.06 minorth1028.16 mi
24 hours0° 04' 00.2"4.57 miwest0° 22' 10.9"25.40 minorth25.81 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 15:14:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 09' North, Longitude: 57° 43' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 445.84 meters/second, 1605.0 km/hour, 997.3 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' 31.7"16.62 miwest0° 00' 10.5"0.20 minorth16.62 mi
1 hour14° 31' 46.2"997.21 miwest0° 10' 26.5"11.96 minorth997.09 mi
24 hours11° 18' 49.0"776.51 mieast3° 57' 20.5"271.86 minorth818.97 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
CayenneTue 12:14 PM562 km349 miles304 nmSouthwest SW
Saint-Laurent-du-MaroniTue 12:14 PM700 km435 miles378 nmWest-southwest WSW
ParamariboTue 12:14 PM808 km502 miles436 nmWest-southwest WSW
Nieuw NickerieTue 12:14 PM1001 km622 miles541 nmWest-southwest WSW
BelémTue 12:14 PM1023 km636 miles552 nmSouth S
GeorgetownTue 11:14 AM1114 km692 miles601 nmWest W
BridgetownTue 11:14 AM1388 km862 miles749 nmWest-northwest WNW
Port of SpainTue 11:14 AM1504 km935 miles812 nmWest-northwest WNW
KingstownTue 11:14 AM1551 km964 miles838 nmWest-northwest WNW
CastriesTue 11:14 AM1565 km972 miles845 nmWest-northwest WNW
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