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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 13:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 52' South, Longitude: 19° 22' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 459.56 meters/second, 1654.4 km/hour, 1028.0 miles/hour or 893.3 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.13 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 minorth17.13 mi
1 hour15° 00' 06.9"1027.95 miwest0° 00' 56.8"1.08 minorth1027.97 mi
24 hours0° 02' 50.7"3.25 miwest0° 22' 46.7"26.09 minorth26.29 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, February 28, 2014 at 13:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 36' South, Longitude: 31° 06' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.69 meters/second, 1593.7 km/hour, 990.3 miles/hour or 860.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.4"16.50 miwest0° 00' 11.2"0.22 minorth16.50 mi
1 hour14° 26' 30.0"990.17 miwest0° 11' 21.0"13.00 minorth990.47 mi
24 hours13° 12' 58.0"906.14 mieast4° 41' 37.3"322.52 minorth965.53 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RecifeFri 10:30 AM1711 km1063 miles924 nmWest W
JamestownFri 1:30 PM1733 km1077 miles936 nmEast-southeast ESE
MonroviaFri 1:30 PM1834 km1139 miles990 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FreetownFri 1:30 PM1932 km1200 miles1043 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ConakryFri 1:30 PM2021 km1256 miles1091 nmNorth-northeast NNE
SalvadorFri 10:30 AM2167 km1346 miles1170 nmWest-southwest WSW
FortalezaFri 10:30 AM2176 km1352 miles1175 nmWest W
BissauFri 1:30 PM2221 km1380 miles1199 nmNorth N
AbidjanFri 1:30 PM2243 km1394 miles1211 nmNortheast NE
YamoussoukroFri 1:30 PM2255 km1401 miles1217 nmNortheast NE
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