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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 Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 13:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 7° 29' South
Longitude: 19° 42' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 459.97 meters/second, 1655.9 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"1028.94 miwest0° 00' 57.0"1.09 minorth1028.96 mi
24 hours0° 02' 58.2"3.40 miwest0° 22' 53.2"26.21 minorth26.43 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 13:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 2° 55' South
Longitude: 18° 09' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.51 meters/second, 1607.4 km/hour, 998.8 miles/hour or 867.9 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.3"16.65 miwest0° 00' 12.0"0.23 minorth16.65 mi
1 hour14° 27' 26.1"998.80 miwest0° 12' 00.0"13.74 minorth998.98 mi
24 hours12° 52' 21.7"889.33 mieast4° 47' 20.2"329.06 minorth949.06 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RecifeSat 10:30 AM1676 km1042 miles905 nmWest W
JamestownSat 1:30 PM1786 km1110 miles964 nmEast-southeast ESE
MonroviaSat 1:30 PM1818 km1129 miles981 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FreetownSat 1:30 PM1906 km1184 miles1029 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ConakrySat 1:30 PM1993 km1238 miles1076 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FortalezaSat 10:30 AM2132 km1325 miles1151 nmWest W
SalvadorSat 10:30 AM2145 km1333 miles1158 nmWest-southwest WSW
BissauSat 1:30 PM2187 km1359 miles1181 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AbidjanSat 1:30 PM2244 km1394 miles1212 nmNortheast NE
YamoussoukroSat 1:30 PM2250 km1398 miles1215 nmNortheast NE
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