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Day and Night World Map

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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 these coordinates:
Latitude: 3° 47' South
Longitude: 28° 58' 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"1035.61 miwest0° 00' 58.0"1.11 misouth1035.60 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 these coordinates:
Latitude: 3° 45' North
Longitude: 57° 56' 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"1003.69 miwest0° 10' 27.9"11.99 misouth1003.86 mi
24 hours11° 08' 05.4"768.62 mieast4° 16' 55.5"294.24 misouth824.10 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 AM384 km239 miles207 nmWest W
RecifeWed 10:44 AM812 km504 miles438 nmSouthwest SW
FortalezaWed 10:44 AM1069 km664 miles577 nmWest W
SalvadorWed 10:44 AM1460 km907 miles788 nmSouthwest SW
PraiaWed 12:44 PM2153 km1338 miles1162 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BelémWed 10:44 AM2186 km1358 miles1180 nmWest W
FreetownWed 1:44 PM2210 km1374 miles1194 nmNortheast NE
ConakryWed 1:44 PM2240 km1392 miles1210 nmNortheast NE
BissauWed 1:44 PM2277 km1415 miles1229 nmNortheast NE
MonroviaWed 1:44 PM2306 km1433 miles1245 nmEast-northeast ENE
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