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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 Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at 10:56:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 07' North, Longitude: 17° 16' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 432.83 meters/second, 1558.2 km/hour, 968.2 miles/hour or 841.4 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.14 miwest0° 00' 00.4"0.01 misouth16.14 mi
1 hour14° 59' 57.0"967.93 miwest0° 00' 25.8"0.49 misouth967.95 mi
24 hours0° 01' 08.7"1.23 mieast0° 10' 30.3"12.05 misouth12.11 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at 10:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 33' South, Longitude: 119° 31' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.69 meters/second, 1550.5 km/hour, 963.4 miles/hour or 837.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.2"16.06 miwest0° 00' 07.7"0.15 misouth16.06 mi
1 hour14° 27' 08.6"963.21 miwest0° 07' 43.7"8.86 misouth962.95 mi
24 hours13° 32' 31.0"902.55 mieast2° 39' 25.7"182.73 misouth914.83 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BardaïWed 11:56 AM35 km22 miles19 nmNorthwest NW
Faya-LargeauWed 11:56 AM403 km250 miles217 nmSouth-southeast SSE
FadaWed 11:56 AM629 km391 miles340 nmSoutheast SE
MoussoroWed 11:56 AM832 km517 miles449 nmSouth S
AbéchéWed 11:56 AM891 km554 miles481 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MongoWed 11:56 AM1000 km621 miles540 nmSouth S
NdjamenaWed 11:56 AM1025 km637 miles553 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Tripoli *Wed 12:56 PM1366 km849 miles737 nmNorth-northwest NNW
KanoWed 11:56 AM1375 km854 miles742 nmSouthwest SW
Valletta *Wed 12:56 PM1660 km1031 miles896 nmNorth N
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