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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, August 15, 2013 at 10:56:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 55' North, Longitude: 17° 07' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 450.36 meters/second, 1621.3 km/hour, 1007.4 miles/hour or 875.4 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"16.79 miwest0° 00' 00.8"0.01 misouth16.79 mi
1 hour15° 00' 07.4"1007.27 miwest0° 00' 47.0"0.90 misouth1007.29 mi
24 hours0° 03' 04.0"3.43 miwest0° 18' 55.2"21.68 misouth21.95 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, August 15, 2013 at 10:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 12' South, Longitude: 116° 14' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.26 meters/second, 1516.5 km/hour, 942.3 miles/hour or 818.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.2"15.71 miwest0° 00' 03.2"0.06 misouth15.71 mi
1 hour14° 25' 09.5"942.02 miwest0° 03' 14.6"3.72 misouth941.88 mi
24 hours14° 09' 43.5"925.23 mieast0° 42' 27.6"48.68 misouth924.50 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MoussoroThu 11:56 AM74 km46 miles40 nmWest-southwest WSW
MongoThu 11:56 AM256 km159 miles138 nmSoutheast SE
NdjamenaThu 11:56 AM300 km187 miles162 nmSouthwest SW
AbéchéThu 11:56 AM402 km250 miles217 nmEast E
MarouaThu 11:56 AM476 km296 miles257 nmSouthwest SW
MaiduguriThu 11:56 AM488 km303 miles264 nmWest-southwest WSW
Faya-LargeauThu 11:56 AM492 km305 miles265 nmNorth-northeast NNE
SarhThu 11:56 AM546 km339 miles295 nmSouth-southeast SSE
FadaThu 11:56 AM600 km373 miles324 nmNortheast NE
MoundouThu 11:56 AM603 km375 miles326 nmSouth S
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