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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

See where the moon is over the horizon

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Position of the Sun

On Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 09:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 4° 52' South
Longitude: 31° 49' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.26 meters/second, 1664.2 km/hour, 1034.1 miles/hour or 898.6 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' 11.2"1034.11 miwest0° 00' 57.6"1.10 misouth1034.09 mi
24 hours0° 04' 25.2"5.08 miwest0° 23' 02.2"26.39 misouth26.87 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 09:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 8° 25' South
Longitude: 35° 28' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 443.55 meters/second, 1596.8 km/hour, 992.2 miles/hour or 862.2 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.8"16.54 miwest0° 00' 10.2"0.20 misouth16.54 mi
1 hour14° 29' 51.2"992.11 miwest0° 10' 16.6"11.77 misouth991.96 mi
24 hours12° 19' 26.5"843.38 mieast3° 53' 56.4"268.00 misouth880.28 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
GitegaSat 11:40 AM264 km164 miles142 nmNorthwest NW
MuyingaSat 11:40 AM278 km173 miles150 nmNorthwest NW
MwanzaSat 12:40 PM286 km178 miles154 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BujumburaSat 11:40 AM321 km199 miles173 nmWest-northwest WNW
ButareSat 11:40 AM341 km212 miles184 nmNorthwest NW
RwamaganaSat 11:40 AM357 km222 miles193 nmNorth-northwest NNW
KigaliSat 11:40 AM378 km235 miles204 nmNorth-northwest NNW
GitaramaSat 11:40 AM385 km239 miles208 nmNorthwest NW
BukavuSat 11:40 AM421 km262 miles227 nmNorthwest NW
RuhengeriSat 11:40 AM444 km276 miles240 nmNorth-northwest NNW
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