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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 Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 12:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 14° 15' South
Longitude: 14° 22' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.65 meters/second, 1618.7 km/hour, 1005.8 miles/hour or 874.0 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.77 miwest0° 00' 00.8"0.02 misouth16.77 mi
1 hour15° 00' 01.3"1005.73 miwest0° 00' 48.2"0.92 misouth1005.70 mi
24 hours0° 00' 24.5"0.46 miwest0° 19' 13.5"22.03 misouth22.04 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 12:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 3° 02' South
Longitude: 51° 23' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.51 meters/second, 1614.6 km/hour, 1003.3 miles/hour or 871.8 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.3"16.72 miwest0° 00' 10.7"0.21 misouth16.72 mi
1 hour14° 31' 23.1"1003.24 miwest0° 10' 50.9"12.42 misouth1003.23 mi
24 hours11° 41' 49.5"808.02 mieast4° 17' 44.9"295.20 misouth858.05 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownThu 12:40 PM948 km589 miles512 nmEast-southeast ESE
MonroviaThu 12:40 PM2309 km1435 miles1247 nmNorth N
RecifeThu 9:40 AM2340 km1454 miles1264 nmWest-northwest WNW
AbidjanThu 12:40 PM2448 km1521 miles1322 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FreetownThu 12:40 PM2518 km1565 miles1360 nmNorth N
YamoussoukroThu 12:40 PM2538 km1577 miles1370 nmNorth-northeast NNE
SalvadorThu 9:40 AM2612 km1623 miles1410 nmWest W
ConakryThu 12:40 PM2629 km1634 miles1420 nmNorth N
AccraThu 12:40 PM2691 km1672 miles1453 nmNortheast NE
São ToméThu 12:40 PM2830 km1759 miles1528 nmEast-northeast ENE
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