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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 Friday, October 4, 2013 at 11:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 31' South, Longitude: 1° 54' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.50 meters/second, 1665.0 km/hour, 1034.6 miles/hour or 899.0 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.24 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 misouth17.24 mi
1 hour15° 00' 11.4"1034.63 miwest0° 00' 57.7"1.10 misouth1034.62 mi
24 hours0° 04' 30.3"5.18 miwest0° 23' 05.5"26.45 misouth26.95 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, October 4, 2013 at 11:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 31' South, Longitude: 5° 22' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.53 meters/second, 1611.1 km/hour, 1001.1 miles/hour or 869.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.9"16.68 miwest0° 00' 10.7"0.21 misouth16.69 mi
1 hour14° 30' 58.0"1001.04 miwest0° 10' 49.7"12.40 misouth1000.99 mi
24 hours11° 50' 18.9"816.40 mieast4° 13' 54.5"290.82 misouth863.72 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
São ToméFri 11:40 AM760 km472 miles410 nmNortheast NE
Port-GentilFri 12:40 PM873 km542 miles471 nmEast-northeast ENE
Santo António (Príncipe)Fri 11:40 AM917 km570 miles495 nmNortheast NE
LibrevilleFri 12:40 PM1001 km622 miles540 nmEast-northeast ENE
AccraFri 11:40 AM1137 km706 miles614 nmNorth-northwest NNW
LomeFri 11:40 AM1180 km733 miles637 nmNorth N
MalaboFri 12:40 PM1194 km742 miles645 nmNortheast NE
Porto NovoFri 12:40 PM1220 km758 miles659 nmNorth N
LagosFri 12:40 PM1224 km761 miles661 nmNorth N
AbidjanFri 11:40 AM1271 km790 miles686 nmNorth-northwest NNW
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