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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, October 2, 2013 at 13:44:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 47' South, Longitude: 28° 41' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.93 meters/second, 1666.6 km/hour, 1035.5 miles/hour or 899.9 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.26 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 misouth17.26 mi
1 hour15° 00' 11.7"1035.54 miwest0° 00' 58.0"1.11 misouth1035.53 mi
24 hours0° 04' 40.3"5.38 miwest0° 23' 11.5"26.56 misouth27.10 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at 13:44:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 45' North, Longitude: 57° 40' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.70 meters/second, 1615.3 km/hour, 1003.7 miles/hour or 872.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.4"16.73 miwest0° 00' 10.5"0.20 misouth16.73 mi
1 hour14° 32' 25.4"1003.62 miwest0° 10' 27.9"11.98 misouth1003.79 mi
24 hours11° 08' 04.8"768.55 mieast4° 16' 55.2"294.21 misouth824.02 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Fernando de NoronhaWed 11:44 AM415 km258 miles224 nmWest W
RecifeWed 10:44 AM837 km520 miles452 nmSouthwest SW
FortalezaWed 10:44 AM1100 km684 miles594 nmWest W
SalvadorWed 10:44 AM1482 km921 miles800 nmSouthwest SW
PraiaWed 12:44 PM2144 km1332 miles1158 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FreetownWed 1:44 PM2186 km1358 miles1180 nmNortheast NE
BelémWed 10:44 AM2217 km1378 miles1197 nmWest W
ConakryWed 1:44 PM2217 km1378 miles1197 nmNortheast NE
BissauWed 1:44 PM2257 km1402 miles1218 nmNortheast NE
MonroviaWed 1:44 PM2279 km1416 miles1230 nmEast-northeast ENE
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