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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 = Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 9:46:00 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).

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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 09:46:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 07' South, Longitude: 35° 23' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.93 meters/second, 1670.1 km/hour, 1037.8 miles/hour or 901.8 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' 11.0"1037.77 miWest0° 00' 59.2"1.13 miNorth1037.77 mi
24 hours0° 04' 27.5"5.14 miWest0° 23' 42.0"27.14 miNorth27.62 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 09:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 34' South, Longitude: 103° 00' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 433.57 meters/second, 1560.8 km/hour, 969.9 miles/hour or 842.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.9"16.16 miWest0° 00' 07.1"0.14 miSouth16.16 mi
1 hour14° 28' 59.8"969.63 miWest0° 07' 02.0"8.06 miSouth969.41 mi
24 hours12° 39' 42.7"847.72 miEast2° 26' 06.6"167.44 miSouth859.25 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KisumuThu 12:46 PM70 km43 miles38 nmWest W
NakuruThu 12:46 PM80 km50 miles43 nmEast-southeast ESE
MbaleThu 12:46 PM188 km117 miles101 nmNorthwest NW
NairobiThu 12:46 PM205 km128 miles111 nmSoutheast SE
KampalaThu 12:46 PM315 km196 miles170 nmWest W
EntebbeThu 12:46 PM325 km202 miles176 nmWest W
LiraThu 12:46 PM380 km236 miles205 nmNorthwest NW
MwanzaThu 12:46 PM383 km238 miles207 nmSouthwest SW
ArushaThu 12:46 PM389 km241 miles210 nmSouth-southeast SSE
GuluThu 12:46 PM469 km292 miles253 nmNorthwest NW

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