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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 11:50:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 17' South, Longitude: 0° 29' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 461.96 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"1033.36 miwest0° 00' 57.4"1.10 misouth1033.35 mi
24 hours0° 04' 18.8"4.95 miwest0° 22' 57.9"26.30 misouth26.76 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, October 6, 2013 at 11:50:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 38' South, Longitude: 16° 42' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 436.78 meters/second, 1572.4 km/hour, 977.0 miles/hour or 849.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.2"16.28 miwest0° 00' 08.8"0.17 misouth16.28 mi
1 hour14° 28' 18.5"976.84 miwest0° 08' 54.7"10.21 misouth976.60 mi
24 hours12° 57' 17.5"874.47 mieast3° 12' 49.5"220.95 misouth896.17 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 11:50 AM1014 km630 miles548 nmNortheast NE
AccraSun 11:50 AM1198 km745 miles647 nmNorth N
AbidjanSun 11:50 AM1237 km769 miles668 nmNorth-northwest NNW
LibrevilleSun 12:50 PM1270 km789 miles686 nmEast-northeast ENE
LomeSun 11:50 AM1276 km793 miles689 nmNorth N
JamestownSun 11:50 AM1309 km813 miles707 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Porto NovoSun 12:50 PM1347 km837 miles727 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LagosSun 12:50 PM1366 km849 miles738 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MalaboSun 12:50 PM1436 km892 miles775 nmNortheast NE
YamoussoukroSun 11:50 AM1441 km895 miles778 nmNorth-northwest NNW
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