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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 Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 12:10:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 30' South, Longitude: 0° 18' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 459.95 meters/second, 1655.8 km/hour, 1028.9 miles/hour or 894.1 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.15 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 minorth17.15 mi
1 hour15° 00' 07.3"1028.89 miwest0° 00' 57.0"1.09 minorth1028.91 mi
24 hours0° 02' 57.8"3.39 miwest0° 22' 52.8"26.21 minorth26.43 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 12:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 11' South, Longitude: 1° 08' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.38 meters/second, 1607.0 km/hour, 998.5 miles/hour or 867.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.3"16.64 miwest0° 00' 12.0"0.23 minorth16.64 mi
1 hour14° 27' 23.3"998.50 miwest0° 11' 59.2"13.73 minorth998.69 mi
24 hours12° 53' 23.4"890.30 mieast4° 47' 32.8"329.30 minorth950.21 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
São ToméSat 12:10 PM1123 km698 miles606 nmNortheast NE
JamestownSat 12:10 PM1139 km708 miles615 nmSouthwest SW
LibrevilleSat 1:10 PM1339 km832 miles723 nmNortheast NE
LuandaSat 1:10 PM1432 km890 miles773 nmEast E
AccraSat 12:10 PM1444 km897 miles780 nmNorth N
AbidjanSat 12:10 PM1497 km930 miles809 nmNorth-northwest NNW
LomeSat 12:10 PM1511 km939 miles816 nmNorth N
MalaboSat 1:10 PM1562 km970 miles843 nmNortheast NE
Porto NovoSat 1:10 PM1569 km975 miles847 nmNorth N
LagosSat 1:10 PM1580 km982 miles853 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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