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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 Friday, April 12, 2013 at 08:44:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 48' North, Longitude: 49° 12' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 458.49 meters/second, 1650.6 km/hour, 1025.6 miles/hour or 891.2 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.09 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 minorth17.09 mi
1 hour15° 00' 09.5"1025.55 miwest0° 00' 54.7"1.04 minorth1025.53 mi
24 hours0° 03' 48.1"4.33 miwest0° 21' 47.6"24.96 minorth25.33 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, April 12, 2013 at 08:44:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 31' North, Longitude: 70° 53' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.54 meters/second, 1549.9 km/hour, 963.1 miles/hour or 836.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.1"16.05 miwest0° 00' 06.2"0.12 minorth16.05 mi
1 hour14° 31' 06.9"962.84 miwest0° 06' 13.3"7.13 minorth962.61 mi
24 hours11° 36' 16.0"769.64 mieast2° 05' 44.6"144.12 minorth778.75 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
GaroweFri 11:44 AM89 km55 miles48 nmWest-southwest WSW
BosasoFri 11:44 AM275 km171 miles149 nmNorth N
GalkayoFri 11:44 AM297 km185 miles160 nmSouthwest SW
BerberaFri 11:44 AM494 km307 miles267 nmWest-northwest WNW
HargeisaFri 11:44 AM570 km354 miles308 nmWest W
Al MukallaFri 11:44 AM635 km395 miles343 nmNorth N
AdenFri 11:44 AM640 km398 miles346 nmNorthwest NW
HadibuFri 11:44 AM678 km421 miles366 nmNortheast NE
DjiboutiFri 11:44 AM731 km454 miles395 nmWest-northwest WNW
Ali SabiehFri 11:44 AM758 km471 miles409 nmWest-northwest WNW
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