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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 12:06:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 0° 05' South
Longitude: 0° 06' 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 minorth27.62 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 12:06:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 14° 51' South
Longitude: 137° 04' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 432.96 meters/second, 1558.7 km/hour, 968.5 miles/hour or 841.6 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' 51.7"968.33 miwest0° 06' 51.1"7.85 misouth968.11 mi
24 hours12° 42' 52.0"850.24 mieast2° 21' 14.2"161.87 misouth860.72 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AccraThu 12:06 PM623 km387 miles336 nmNorth N
LomeThu 12:06 PM698 km434 miles377 nmNorth N
São ToméThu 12:06 PM740 km460 miles400 nmEast E
AbidjanThu 12:06 PM752 km467 miles406 nmNorthwest NW
CotonouThu 1:06 PM759 km472 miles410 nmNorth-northeast NNE
KumasiThu 12:06 PM773 km480 miles417 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Porto NovoThu 1:06 PM779 km484 miles420 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LagosThu 1:06 PM808 km502 miles436 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Santo António (Príncipe)Thu 12:06 PM838 km520 miles452 nmEast-northeast ENE
AtakpaméThu 12:06 PM849 km527 miles458 nmNorth N
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