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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, August 14, 2013 at 10:46:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 14' North, Longitude: 19° 23' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.75 meters/second, 1619.1 km/hour, 1006.1 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' 07.2"1005.95 miwest0° 00' 46.4"0.89 misouth1005.98 mi
24 hours0° 02' 55.8"3.27 miwest0° 18' 41.9"21.43 misouth21.68 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at 10:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 18' South, Longitude: 104° 45' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.63 meters/second, 1535.9 km/hour, 954.3 miles/hour or 829.3 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"0.11 misouth15.91 mi
1 hour14° 26' 44.1"954.12 miwest0° 05' 57.1"6.82 misouth953.89 mi
24 hours13° 37' 00.7"899.41 mieast1° 53' 00.5"129.55 misouth903.97 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AbéchéWed 11:46 AM162 km101 miles88 nmEast-southeast ESE
MongoWed 11:46 AM238 km148 miles129 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MoussoroWed 11:46 AM320 km199 miles173 nmWest-southwest WSW
FadaWed 11:46 AM403 km250 miles217 nmNortheast NE
Faya-LargeauWed 11:46 AM410 km255 miles221 nmNorth N
NdjamenaWed 11:46 AM525 km326 miles284 nmWest-southwest WSW
BiraoWed 11:46 AM571 km355 miles308 nmSoutheast SE
SarhWed 11:46 AM573 km356 miles309 nmSouth S
Al-FashirWed 1:46 PM648 km403 miles350 nmEast E
MarouaWed 11:46 AM681 km423 miles368 nmSouthwest SW
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