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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

UTC time = Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:30:00 AM.

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Sun symbol = The Sun's position directly overhead (zenith) in relation to an observer.

Moon symbol = The Moon's position at its zenith in relation to an observer (Moon phase is not shown).

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= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 08:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 19' South, Longitude: 55° 41' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 459.04 meters/second, 1652.5 km/hour, 1026.8 miles/hour or 892.3 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.11 miWest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 miNorth17.11 mi
1 hour15° 00' 06.6"1026.78 miWest0° 00' 56.5"1.08 miNorth1026.80 mi
24 hours0° 02' 41.3"3.07 miWest0° 22' 38.4"25.93 miNorth26.11 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 08:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 39' South, Longitude: 27° 25' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 435.22 meters/second, 1566.8 km/hour, 973.6 miles/hour or 846.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.2"16.22 miWest0° 00' 09.3"0.18 miNorth16.23 mi
1 hour14° 25' 20.5"973.39 miWest0° 09' 24.9"10.79 miNorth973.75 mi
24 hours13° 41' 02.5"923.57 miEast4° 07' 01.5"282.97 miNorth972.29 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
VictoriaThu 12:30 PM410 km255 miles221 nmNorth N
Port LouisThu 12:30 PM1325 km823 miles716 nmSouth S
Saint-DenisThu 12:30 PM1390 km864 miles750 nmSouth S
MoroniThu 11:30 AM1412 km878 miles763 nmWest-southwest WSW
AntananarivoThu 11:30 AM1466 km911 miles792 nmSouthwest SW
MogadishuThu 11:30 AM1622 km1008 miles876 nmNorthwest NW
Dar es SalaamThu 11:30 AM1817 km1129 miles981 nmWest W
Diego GarciaThu 2:30 PM1847 km1148 miles997 nmEast E
DodomaThu 11:30 AM2215 km1376 miles1196 nmWest W
NairobiThu 11:30 AM2232 km1387 miles1205 nmWest-northwest WNW

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