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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 = Saturday, March 1, 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).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 08:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 34' South, Longitude: 55° 36' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 459.88 meters/second, 1655.6 km/hour, 1028.7 miles/hour or 893.9 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.15 miWest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 miNorth17.15 mi
1 hour15° 00' 07.2"1028.68 miWest0° 00' 57.0"1.09 miNorth1028.70 mi
24 hours0° 02' 56.7"3.37 miWest0° 22' 51.9"26.19 miNorth26.40 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 08:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 55' South, Longitude: 54° 24' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 445.95 meters/second, 1605.4 km/hour, 997.6 miles/hour or 866.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.2"16.62 miWest0° 00' 11.8"0.23 miNorth16.63 mi
1 hour14° 27' 15.1"997.48 miWest0° 11' 56.2"13.67 miNorth997.69 mi
24 hours12° 56' 18.5"892.89 miEast4° 47' 48.7"329.59 miNorth953.19 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
VictoriaSat 12:30 PM326 km202 miles176 nmNorth N
Port LouisSat 12:30 PM1409 km876 miles761 nmSouth S
MoroniSat 11:30 AM1428 km888 miles771 nmWest-southwest WSW
Saint-DenisSat 12:30 PM1473 km915 miles796 nmSouth S
AntananarivoSat 11:30 AM1529 km950 miles826 nmSouthwest SW
MogadishuSat 11:30 AM1557 km968 miles841 nmNorthwest NW
Dar es SalaamSat 11:30 AM1803 km1120 miles973 nmWest W
Diego GarciaSat 2:30 PM1856 km1153 miles1002 nmEast E
NairobiSat 11:30 AM2196 km1364 miles1186 nmWest-northwest WNW
DodomaSat 11:30 AM2199 km1367 miles1188 nmWest W

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