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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 Friday, February 28, 2014 at 10:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 55' South, Longitude: 27° 51' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 459.50 meters/second, 1654.2 km/hour, 1027.9 miles/hour or 893.2 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"1027.89 miwest0° 00' 56.8"1.08 minorth1027.91 mi
24 hours0° 02' 49.7"3.23 miwest0° 22' 45.9"26.07 minorth26.27 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, February 28, 2014 at 10:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 12' South, Longitude: 14° 22' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.00 meters/second, 1591.2 km/hour, 988.7 miles/hour or 859.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.3"16.48 miwest0° 00' 11.1"0.21 minorth16.48 mi
1 hour14° 26' 22.4"988.67 miwest0° 11' 12.0"12.83 minorth988.99 mi
24 hours13° 15' 56.2"908.30 mieast4° 39' 20.4"319.94 minorth967.06 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LubumbashiFri 12:20 PM417 km259 miles225 nmSouth S
KasamaFri 12:20 PM448 km278 miles242 nmSoutheast SE
Mbuji-MayiFri 12:20 PM512 km318 miles276 nmWest-northwest WNW
BujumburaFri 12:20 PM529 km329 miles286 nmNorth-northeast NNE
KitweFri 12:20 PM543 km337 miles293 nmSouth S
GitegaFri 12:20 PM546 km339 miles295 nmNorth-northeast NNE
NdolaFri 12:20 PM567 km352 miles306 nmSouth S
BukavuFri 12:20 PM607 km377 miles328 nmNorth N
ButareFri 12:20 PM623 km387 miles337 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MuyingaFri 12:20 PM624 km388 miles337 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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