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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 Friday, February 28, 2014 at 08:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 7° 56' South
Longitude: 52° 52' 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"1027.83 miwest0° 00' 56.8"1.08 minorth1027.85 mi
24 hours0° 02' 49.2"3.22 miwest0° 22' 45.4"26.07 minorth26.26 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, February 28, 2014 at 08:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 8° 30' South
Longitude: 38° 26' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 441.61 meters/second, 1589.8 km/hour, 987.9 miles/hour or 858.4 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 minorth16.47 mi
1 hour14° 26' 18.2"987.81 miwest0° 11' 06.9"12.73 minorth988.13 mi
24 hours13° 17' 31.6"909.40 mieast4° 37' 59.1"318.39 minorth967.76 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
VictoriaFri 12:40 PM466 km289 miles251 nmNortheast NE
AntsirananaFri 11:40 AM619 km385 miles334 nmSouthwest SW
MamoutzouFri 11:40 AM992 km616 miles536 nmWest-southwest WSW
MoroniFri 11:40 AM1125 km699 miles607 nmWest-southwest WSW
AntananarivoFri 11:40 AM1345 km836 miles726 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MogadishuFri 11:40 AM1384 km860 miles747 nmNorthwest NW
Port LouisFri 12:40 PM1442 km896 miles779 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Saint-DenisFri 12:40 PM1458 km906 miles788 nmSouth S
Dar es SalaamFri 11:40 AM1504 km934 miles812 nmWest W
DodomaFri 11:40 AM1901 km1181 miles1027 nmWest W
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