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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, June 27, 2013 at 10:00:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 18' North, Longitude: 30° 30' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.16 meters/second, 1534.2 km/hour, 953.3 miles/hour or 828.4 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"15.89 miwest0° 00' 00.1"0.00 misouth15.89 mi
1 hour14° 59' 52.3"952.92 miwest0° 00' 06.3"0.12 misouth952.93 mi
24 hours0° 03' 03.8"3.25 mieast0° 02' 45.5"3.17 misouth4.54 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 10:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 32' South, Longitude: 94° 48' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 444.92 meters/second, 1601.7 km/hour, 995.3 miles/hour or 864.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.8"16.59 miwest0° 00' 11.5"0.22 minorth16.59 mi
1 hour14° 28' 52.1"995.25 miwest0° 11' 35.5"13.28 minorth995.53 mi
24 hours12° 09' 08.1"835.20 mieast4° 41' 11.2"322.04 minorth897.90 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HurghadaThu 12:00 Noon551 km342 miles297 nmNortheast NE
Al JizahThu 12:00 Noon747 km464 miles403 nmNorth N
CairoThu 12:00 Noon751 km466 miles405 nmNorth N
SuezThu 12:00 Noon767 km476 miles414 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Port SudanThu 1:00 PM807 km502 miles436 nmEast-southeast ESE
AlexandriaThu 12:00 Noon878 km546 miles474 nmNorth N
KhartoumThu 1:00 PM879 km546 miles474 nmSouth-southeast SSE
JeddahThu 1:00 PM915 km569 miles494 nmEast E
MedinaThu 1:00 PM937 km582 miles506 nmEast E
MakkahThu 1:00 PM982 km610 miles530 nmEast E
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