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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

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Position of the Sun

On Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at 09:56:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 14° 15' North
Longitude: 31° 53' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.72 meters/second, 1619.0 km/hour, 1006.0 miles/hour or 874.2 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"16.77 miwest0° 00' 00.8"0.01 misouth16.77 mi
1 hour15° 00' 07.0"1005.90 miwest0° 00' 46.4"0.89 misouth1005.93 mi
24 hours0° 02' 55.5"3.27 miwest0° 18' 41.5"21.42 misouth21.67 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at 09:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 17° 13' South
Longitude: 116° 48' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.85 meters/second, 1536.7 km/hour, 954.8 miles/hour or 829.7 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.8"15.91 miwest0° 00' 06.0"0.12 misouth15.92 mi
1 hour14° 26' 47.7"954.62 miwest0° 06' 02.0"6.92 misouth954.39 mi
24 hours13° 35' 41.5"898.37 mieast1° 55' 13.9"132.09 misouth903.24 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KostiWed 12:56 PM146 km91 miles79 nmSoutheast SE
KhartoumWed 12:56 PM166 km103 miles90 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Al-UbayyidWed 12:56 PM216 km134 miles116 nmWest-southwest WSW
KassalaWed 12:56 PM504 km313 miles272 nmEast-northeast ENE
TeseneyWed 12:56 PM522 km324 miles282 nmEast-northeast ENE
MalakalWed 12:56 PM522 km325 miles282 nmSouth S
Al-FashirWed 12:56 PM709 km441 miles383 nmWest W
KerenWed 12:56 PM726 km451 miles392 nmEast-northeast ENE
AsmaraWed 12:56 PM768 km477 miles415 nmEast E
Port SudanWed 12:56 PM822 km511 miles444 nmNortheast NE
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