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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 Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 13:24:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 11° 32' South
Longitude: 17° 48' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 454.55 meters/second, 1636.4 km/hour, 1016.8 miles/hour or 883.6 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"16.95 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 minorth16.95 mi
1 hour15° 00' 03.3"1016.75 miwest0° 00' 53.0"1.01 minorth1016.78 mi
24 hours0° 01' 23.3"1.57 miwest0° 21' 19.3"24.43 minorth24.48 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 13:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 5° 31' South
Longitude: 161° 20' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.65 meters/second, 1611.5 km/hour, 1001.4 miles/hour or 870.2 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.5"16.69 miwest0° 00' 09.8"0.19 misouth16.69 mi
1 hour14° 32' 32.6"1001.32 miwest0° 09' 53.8"11.34 misouth1001.25 mi
24 hours11° 10' 20.0"769.28 mieast3° 50' 34.0"264.09 misouth810.45 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownTue 1:24 PM1394 km866 miles753 nmEast-southeast ESE
RecifeTue 10:24 AM1911 km1188 miles1032 nmWest W
MonroviaTue 1:24 PM2121 km1318 miles1145 nmNorth-northeast NNE
SalvadorTue 10:24 AM2255 km1401 miles1218 nmWest W
FreetownTue 1:24 PM2271 km1411 miles1226 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ConakryTue 1:24 PM2371 km1473 miles1280 nmNorth N
AbidjanTue 1:24 PM2409 km1497 miles1301 nmNortheast NE
FortalezaTue 10:24 AM2447 km1521 miles1321 nmWest-northwest WNW
YamoussoukroTue 1:24 PM2459 km1528 miles1328 nmNortheast NE
BissauTue 1:24 PM2599 km1615 miles1403 nmNorth N
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