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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° 48' 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"1037.76 miwest0° 00' 59.1"1.13 minorth1037.76 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° 41' 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"955.54 miwest0° 04' 45.8"5.46 misouth955.35 mi
24 hours13° 12' 31.6"872.95 mieast1° 25' 56.7"98.51 misouth875.05 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 AM438 km272 miles236 nmEast E
Santo António (Príncipe)Fri 11:56 AM535 km332 miles289 nmEast-northeast ENE
LomeFri 11:56 AM667 km414 miles360 nmNorth-northwest NNW
AccraFri 11:56 AM668 km415 miles361 nmNorth-northwest NNW
CotonouFri 12:56 PM671 km417 miles362 nmNorth N
Port-GentilFri 12:56 PM676 km420 miles365 nmEast E
LagosFri 12:56 PM682 km424 miles368 nmNorth N
Port HarcourtFri 12:56 PM683 km424 miles369 nmNortheast NE
Porto NovoFri 12:56 PM683 km425 miles369 nmNorth N
Benin CityFri 12:56 PM737 km458 miles398 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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