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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 Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 11:56:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 0° 05' South
Longitude: 2° 36' 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"1037.85 miwest0° 00' 59.2"1.13 minorth1037.85 mi
24 hours0° 04' 27.7"5.14 miwest0° 23' 41.9"27.14 minorth27.63 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 11:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 14° 50' South
Longitude: 134° 39' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 433.00 meters/second, 1558.8 km/hour, 968.6 miles/hour or 841.7 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.8"16.14 miwest0° 00' 06.8"0.13 misouth16.14 mi
1 hour14° 28' 52.2"968.43 miwest0° 06' 51.9"7.87 misouth968.21 mi
24 hours12° 42' 38.7"850.07 mieast2° 21' 35.2"162.27 misouth860.62 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
São ToméThu 11:56 AM463 km288 miles250 nmEast E
Santo António (Príncipe)Thu 11:56 AM570 km354 miles308 nmEast-northeast ENE
Port-GentilThu 12:56 PM693 km431 miles374 nmEast E
AccraThu 11:56 AM696 km432 miles376 nmNorth-northwest NNW
LomeThu 11:56 AM704 km437 miles380 nmNorth-northwest NNW
CotonouThu 12:56 PM714 km444 miles385 nmNorth N
Porto NovoThu 12:56 PM727 km452 miles392 nmNorth N
LagosThu 12:56 PM728 km452 miles393 nmNorth N
LibrevilleThu 12:56 PM766 km476 miles413 nmEast E
Benin CityThu 12:56 PM786 km488 miles424 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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