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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

See where the moon is over the horizon

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Map notes

Position of the Sun

On Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 12:24:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 0° 52' South
Longitude: 4° 16' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.87 meters/second, 1669.9 km/hour, 1037.7 miles/hour or 901.7 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.30 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 minorth17.30 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.9"1037.73 miwest0° 00' 59.2"1.13 minorth1037.73 mi
24 hours0° 04' 24.0"5.07 miwest0° 23' 42.8"27.16 minorth27.63 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 12:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 8° 11' South
Longitude: 165° 15' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 444.59 meters/second, 1600.5 km/hour, 994.5 miles/hour or 864.2 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.3"16.58 miwest0° 00' 09.5"0.18 misouth16.58 mi
1 hour14° 31' 24.6"994.45 miwest0° 09' 30.2"10.89 misouth994.31 mi
24 hours11° 39' 38.2"798.44 mieast3° 36' 48.1"248.36 misouth832.22 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AbidjanTue 12:24 PM684 km425 miles370 nmNorth N
AccraTue 12:24 PM840 km522 miles454 nmNorth-northeast NNE
YamoussoukroTue 12:24 PM857 km533 miles463 nmNorth N
KumasiTue 12:24 PM886 km551 miles478 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BouakéTue 12:24 PM950 km590 miles513 nmNorth N
LomeTue 12:24 PM984 km612 miles532 nmNortheast NE
MonroviaTue 12:24 PM1077 km669 miles581 nmNorthwest NW
Porto NovoTue 1:24 PM1116 km693 miles603 nmNortheast NE
LagosTue 1:24 PM1170 km727 miles632 nmNortheast NE
São ToméTue 12:24 PM1231 km765 miles665 nmEast E
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