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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 09:00:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 40' North, Longitude: 45° 38' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 452.70 meters/second, 1629.7 km/hour, 1012.7 miles/hour or 880.0 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"1012.59 miwest0° 00' 49.1"0.94 misouth1012.61 mi
24 hours0° 03' 34.1"4.02 miwest0° 19' 43.7"22.61 misouth22.96 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, August 19, 2013 at 09:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 38' South, Longitude: 159° 01' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.56 meters/second, 1553.6 km/hour, 965.4 miles/hour or 838.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.2"16.09 miwest0° 00' 08.7"0.17 minorth16.09 mi
1 hour14° 25' 13.7"965.26 miwest0° 08' 47.5"10.08 minorth965.64 mi
24 hours13° 39' 23.3"914.14 mieast3° 54' 50.1"269.07 minorth960.01 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AdenMon 12:00 Noon71 km44 miles38 nmWest-northwest WNW
Ta'izzMon 12:00 Noon203 km126 miles109 nmWest-northwest WNW
BerberaMon 12:00 Noon255 km158 miles138 nmSouth-southwest SSW
DjiboutiMon 12:00 Noon295 km183 miles159 nmWest-southwest WSW
TadjouraMon 12:00 Noon314 km195 miles170 nmWest-southwest WSW
AssabMon 12:00 Noon316 km196 miles171 nmWest W
SanaMon 12:00 Noon335 km208 miles181 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Ali SabiehMon 12:00 Noon359 km223 miles194 nmWest-southwest WSW
Al HudaydahMon 12:00 Noon374 km232 miles202 nmNorthwest NW
HargeisaMon 12:00 Noon383 km238 miles207 nmSouth-southwest SSW
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