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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 = Friday, February 28, 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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= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Friday, February 28, 2014 at 08:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 57' South, Longitude: 55° 38' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 459.47 meters/second, 1654.1 km/hour, 1027.8 miles/hour or 893.1 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.13 miWest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 miNorth17.13 mi
1 hour15° 00' 06.8"1027.75 miWest0° 00' 56.8"1.08 miNorth1027.77 mi
24 hours0° 02' 49.0"3.22 miWest0° 22' 45.3"26.06 miNorth26.26 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, February 28, 2014 at 08:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 32' South, Longitude: 41° 06' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 441.57 meters/second, 1589.7 km/hour, 987.8 miles/hour or 858.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.3"16.46 miWest0° 00' 11.0"0.21 miNorth16.46 mi
1 hour14° 26' 17.7"987.65 miWest0° 11' 06.3"12.72 miNorth987.97 mi
24 hours13° 17' 42.2"909.46 miEast4° 37' 49.7"318.19 miNorth967.77 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
VictoriaFri 12:30 PM368 km229 miles199 nmNorth N
Port LouisFri 12:30 PM1367 km849 miles738 nmSouth S
MoroniFri 11:30 AM1420 km882 miles767 nmWest-southwest WSW
Saint-DenisFri 12:30 PM1431 km889 miles773 nmSouth S
AntananarivoFri 11:30 AM1497 km930 miles808 nmSouthwest SW
MogadishuFri 11:30 AM1590 km988 miles858 nmNorthwest NW
Dar es SalaamFri 11:30 AM1810 km1124 miles977 nmWest W
Diego GarciaFri 2:30 PM1851 km1150 miles999 nmEast E
DodomaFri 11:30 AM2207 km1371 miles1192 nmWest W
NairobiFri 11:30 AM2213 km1375 miles1195 nmWest-northwest WNW

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