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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 16, 2013 at 10:52:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 16' North, Longitude: 16° 40' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 456.53 meters/second, 1643.5 km/hour, 1021.2 miles/hour or 887.4 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.02 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 minorth17.02 mi
1 hour15° 00' 08.8"1021.21 miwest0° 00' 53.0"1.01 minorth1021.18 mi
24 hours0° 03' 27.5"3.93 miwest0° 21' 07.7"24.20 minorth24.52 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 10:52:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 31' North, Longitude: 86° 10' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 423.36 meters/second, 1524.1 km/hour, 947.0 miles/hour or 822.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.1"15.78 miwest0° 00' 02.7"0.05 misouth15.78 mi
1 hour14° 31' 14.3"946.81 miwest0° 02' 45.3"3.16 misouth946.95 mi
24 hours11° 25' 45.1"745.32 mieast1° 30' 17.7"103.51 misouth755.81 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MoundouTue 11:52 AM199 km123 miles107 nmSouth-southwest SSW
SarhTue 11:52 AM226 km140 miles122 nmEast-southeast ESE
MarouaTue 11:52 AM259 km161 miles140 nmWest W
NdjamenaTue 11:52 AM270 km167 miles146 nmNorthwest NW
MongoTue 11:52 AM307 km191 miles166 nmNortheast NE
GarouaTue 11:52 AM374 km232 miles202 nmWest-southwest WSW
MoussoroTue 11:52 AM374 km233 miles202 nmNorth N
MaiduguriTue 11:52 AM421 km262 miles227 nmWest-northwest WNW
BozoumTue 11:52 AM438 km272 miles236 nmSouth S
Kaga-BandoroTue 11:52 AM455 km283 miles246 nmSoutheast SE
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