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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 Sunday, October 6, 2013 at 11:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 17' South, Longitude: 4° 15' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 461.97 meters/second, 1663.1 km/hour, 1033.4 miles/hour or 898.0 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.22 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 misouth17.22 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.8"1033.44 miwest0° 00' 57.4"1.10 misouth1033.43 mi
24 hours0° 04' 18.9"4.95 miwest0° 22' 57.9"26.30 misouth26.76 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, October 6, 2013 at 11:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 35' South, Longitude: 21° 16' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 436.87 meters/second, 1572.7 km/hour, 977.2 miles/hour or 849.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.4"16.29 miwest0° 00' 09.0"0.17 misouth16.29 mi
1 hour14° 28' 19.7"977.10 miwest0° 08' 56.1"10.24 misouth976.87 mi
24 hours12° 56' 50.3"874.18 mieast3° 13' 25.9"221.65 misouth896.07 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
São ToméSun 11:30 AM680 km423 miles367 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Port-GentilSun 12:30 PM712 km443 miles385 nmNortheast NE
Santo António (Príncipe)Sun 11:30 AM843 km524 miles455 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Pointe-NoireSun 12:30 PM848 km527 miles458 nmEast E
LibrevilleSun 12:30 PM854 km531 miles461 nmNortheast NE
CabindaSun 12:30 PM881 km547 miles476 nmEast E
DolisieSun 12:30 PM943 km586 miles509 nmEast E
BataSun 12:30 PM1001 km622 miles540 nmNortheast NE
LuandaSun 12:30 PM1068 km663 miles576 nmEast-southeast ESE
MalaboSun 12:30 PM1120 km696 miles605 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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