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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 Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 10:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 17' South, Longitude: 28° 11' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 459.07 meters/second, 1652.7 km/hour, 1026.9 miles/hour or 892.4 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.12 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 minorth17.12 mi
1 hour15° 00' 06.6"1026.85 miwest0° 00' 56.5"1.08 minorth1026.87 mi
24 hours0° 02' 41.8"3.08 miwest0° 22' 38.9"25.94 minorth26.12 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 10:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 22' South, Longitude: 0° 59' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 435.74 meters/second, 1568.7 km/hour, 974.7 miles/hour or 847.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.4"16.24 miwest0° 00' 09.5"0.18 minorth16.25 mi
1 hour14° 25' 24.4"974.56 miwest0° 09' 34.2"10.97 minorth974.92 mi
24 hours13° 39' 17.1"922.63 mieast4° 10' 05.9"286.49 minorth972.31 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LubumbashiThu 12:20 PM381 km237 miles206 nmSouth-southwest SSW
KasamaThu 12:20 PM395 km245 miles213 nmEast-southeast ESE
KitweThu 12:20 PM500 km310 miles270 nmSouth S
NdolaThu 12:20 PM521 km324 miles281 nmSouth S
RutanaThu 12:20 PM522 km325 miles282 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BujumburaThu 12:20 PM560 km348 miles302 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Mbuji-MayiThu 12:20 PM561 km349 miles303 nmWest-northwest WNW
GitegaThu 12:20 PM571 km355 miles308 nmNorth-northeast NNE
RuyigiThu 12:20 PM580 km360 miles313 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MbeyaThu 1:20 PM584 km363 miles315 nmEast E
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