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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 09:36:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 27' North, Longitude: 35° 59' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 458.92 meters/second, 1652.1 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"1026.58 miwest0° 00' 55.0"1.05 minorth1026.56 mi
24 hours0° 03' 52.5"4.42 miwest0° 21' 56.1"25.13 minorth25.51 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 09:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 46' North, Longitude: 46° 32' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 436.32 meters/second, 1570.7 km/hour, 976.0 miles/hour or 848.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.3"16.27 miwest0° 00' 08.0"0.15 minorth16.27 mi
1 hour14° 31' 24.6"975.88 miwest0° 08' 00.4"9.18 minorth975.64 mi
24 hours11° 29' 41.0"772.41 mieast2° 51' 23.2"196.41 minorth792.11 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Addis AbabaThu 12:36 PM312 km194 miles168 nmEast-northeast ENE
AdamaThu 12:36 PM363 km225 miles196 nmEast E
Bahir DarThu 12:36 PM380 km236 miles205 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Debre BerhanThu 12:36 PM414 km258 miles224 nmEast-northeast ENE
GondarThu 12:36 PM488 km303 miles264 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MalakalThu 12:36 PM489 km304 miles264 nmWest-northwest WNW
DessieThu 12:36 PM500 km310 miles270 nmNortheast NE
LalibelaThu 12:36 PM520 km323 miles281 nmNortheast NE
JubaThu 12:36 PM627 km389 miles338 nmSouthwest SW
KostiThu 12:36 PM636 km395 miles343 nmNorthwest NW
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