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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 Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 08:34:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 26' North, Longitude: 51° 46' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 458.94 meters/second, 1652.2 km/hour, 1026.6 miles/hour or 892.1 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.11 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 minorth17.11 mi
1 hour15° 00' 09.7"1026.55 miwest0° 00' 55.0"1.05 minorth1026.54 mi
24 hours0° 03' 52.7"4.43 miwest0° 21' 56.5"25.13 minorth25.52 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 08:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 37' North, Longitude: 61° 49' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 436.58 meters/second, 1571.7 km/hour, 976.6 miles/hour or 848.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.3"16.28 miwest0° 00' 08.0"0.16 minorth16.28 mi
1 hour14° 31' 25.4"976.41 miwest0° 08' 04.9"9.26 minorth976.18 mi
24 hours11° 29' 21.4"772.46 mieast2° 53' 19.8"198.62 minorth792.70 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BosasoThu 11:34 AM424 km264 miles229 nmNorthwest NW
GalkayoThu 11:34 AM512 km318 miles276 nmWest-southwest WSW
HadibuThu 11:34 AM528 km328 miles285 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Al MukallaThu 11:34 AM734 km456 miles396 nmNorth-northwest NNW
HargeisaThu 11:34 AM855 km532 miles462 nmWest W
AdenThu 11:34 AM886 km550 miles478 nmNorthwest NW
SalalahThu 12:34 PM983 km611 miles531 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MogadishuThu 11:34 AM1003 km623 miles541 nmSouthwest SW
DjiboutiThu 11:34 AM1007 km626 miles544 nmWest-northwest WNW
Ta'izzThu 11:34 AM1021 km634 miles551 nmNorthwest NW
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