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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

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Position of the Sun

On Friday, March 21, 2014 at 11:56:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 19' North, Longitude: 2° 31' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.92 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' 11.2"1037.83 miwest0° 00' 59.1"1.13 minorth1037.83 mi
24 hours0° 04' 28.9"5.17 miwest0° 23' 41.0"27.12 minorth27.61 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, March 21, 2014 at 11:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 11' South, Longitude: 121° 57' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.28 meters/second, 1538.2 km/hour, 955.8 miles/hour or 830.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.5"15.93 miwest0° 00' 04.7"0.09 misouth15.93 mi
1 hour14° 27' 32.2"955.60 miwest0° 04' 45.7"5.46 misouth955.41 mi
24 hours13° 12' 32.9"873.03 mieast1° 25' 53.9"98.47 misouth875.12 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
São ToméFri 11:56 AM469 km291 miles253 nmEast E
Santo António (Príncipe)Fri 11:56 AM565 km351 miles305 nmEast-northeast ENE
AccraFri 11:56 AM653 km406 miles353 nmNorth-northwest NNW
LomeFri 11:56 AM659 km410 miles356 nmNorth-northwest NNW
CotonouFri 12:56 PM670 km416 miles362 nmNorth N
Porto NovoFri 12:56 PM683 km424 miles369 nmNorth N
LagosFri 12:56 PM685 km426 miles370 nmNorth N
Port-GentilFri 12:56 PM707 km439 miles382 nmEast E
Benin CityFri 12:56 PM750 km466 miles405 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AbeokutaFri 12:56 PM763 km474 miles412 nmNorth N
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