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Day and Night World Map

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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

See where the moon is over the horizon

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Position of the Sun

On Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 09:02:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 10° 35' North
Longitude: 44° 07' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 456.06 meters/second, 1641.8 km/hour, 1020.2 miles/hour or 886.5 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.00 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 minorth17.00 mi
1 hour15° 00' 08.5"1020.14 miwest0° 00' 52.6"1.00 minorth1020.11 mi
24 hours0° 03' 22.4"3.82 miwest0° 20' 57.9"24.02 minorth24.32 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 09:02:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 18° 10' North
Longitude: 124° 14' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.97 meters/second, 1537.1 km/hour, 955.1 miles/hour or 830.0 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.5"15.92 miwest0° 00' 04.6"0.09 misouth15.92 mi
1 hour14° 31' 36.3"954.91 miwest0° 04' 40.5"5.36 misouth955.14 mi
24 hours11° 16' 50.9"741.61 mieast2° 14' 33.7"154.23 misouth761.93 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BerberaWed 12:02 PM100 km62 miles54 nmEast E
HargeisaWed 12:02 PM114 km71 miles61 nmSouth S
DjiboutiWed 12:02 PM153 km95 miles83 nmNorthwest NW
Ali SabiehWed 12:02 PM166 km103 miles90 nmWest-northwest WNW
TadjouraWed 12:02 PM189 km117 miles102 nmNorthwest NW
AdenWed 12:02 PM266 km166 miles144 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Dire DawaWed 12:02 PM270 km168 miles146 nmWest-southwest WSW
AssabWed 12:02 PM307 km191 miles166 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Ta'izzWed 12:02 PM331 km206 miles179 nmNorth N
Al HudaydahWed 12:02 PM483 km300 miles261 nmNorth-northwest NNW
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