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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 Monday, August 19, 2013 at 08:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 40' North, Longitude: 55° 54' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 452.68 meters/second, 1629.7 km/hour, 1012.6 miles/hour or 879.9 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"16.88 miwest0° 00' 00.8"0.02 misouth16.88 mi
1 hour15° 00' 08.8"1012.48 miwest0° 00' 49.1"0.94 misouth1012.51 mi
24 hours0° 03' 33.9"4.01 miwest0° 19' 43.5"22.60 misouth22.95 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, August 19, 2013 at 08:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 43' South, Longitude: 149° 08' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.35 meters/second, 1552.9 km/hour, 964.9 miles/hour or 838.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.2"16.08 miwest0° 00' 08.7"0.17 minorth16.08 mi
1 hour14° 25' 11.4"964.72 miwest0° 08' 43.5"10.00 minorth965.09 mi
24 hours13° 40' 18.3"914.69 mieast3° 53' 29.8"267.52 minorth960.12 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HadibuMon 11:20 AM205 km127 miles111 nmWest W
SalalahMon 12:20 PM519 km322 miles280 nmNorth-northwest NNW
BosasoMon 11:20 AM748 km465 miles404 nmWest W
Al MukallaMon 11:20 AM762 km474 miles412 nmWest-northwest WNW
AdenMon 11:20 AM1185 km736 miles640 nmWest W
MuscatMon 12:20 PM1242 km772 miles671 nmNorth-northeast NNE
SanaMon 11:20 AM1297 km806 miles701 nmWest-northwest WNW
Abu DhabiMon 12:20 PM1314 km816 miles709 nmNorth N
DjiboutiMon 11:20 AM1394 km866 miles753 nmWest W
DubaiMon 12:20 PM1396 km867 miles754 nmNorth N
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