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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 Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 12:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 17' North, Longitude: 3° 35' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.56 meters/second, 1668.8 km/hour, 1037.0 miles/hour or 901.1 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.28 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 minorth17.28 mi
1 hour15° 00' 11.3"1036.95 miwest0° 00' 58.7"1.12 minorth1036.95 mi
24 hours0° 04' 31.2"5.21 miwest0° 23' 30.6"26.93 minorth27.42 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 12:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 13' South, Longitude: 59° 35' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 434.81 meters/second, 1565.3 km/hour, 972.6 miles/hour or 845.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.3"16.21 miwest0° 00' 08.5"0.16 minorth16.21 mi
1 hour14° 26' 25.9"972.47 miwest0° 08' 38.5"9.90 minorth972.80 mi
24 hours13° 17' 11.9"894.78 mieast3° 48' 56.5"262.27 minorth938.47 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AbidjanWed 12:20 PM339 km210 miles183 nmNorth N
San PédroWed 12:20 PM436 km271 miles235 nmNorthwest NW
DivoWed 12:20 PM439 km273 miles237 nmNorth-northwest NNW
HarperWed 12:20 PM515 km320 miles278 nmWest-northwest WNW
AccraWed 12:20 PM520 km323 miles281 nmNortheast NE
KumasiWed 12:20 PM534 km332 miles288 nmNorth-northeast NNE
YamoussoukroWed 12:20 PM535 km333 miles289 nmNorth-northwest NNW
DaloaWed 12:20 PM599 km372 miles323 nmNorth-northwest NNW
BouakéWed 12:20 PM619 km384 miles334 nmNorth-northwest NNW
DabakalaWed 12:20 PM678 km421 miles366 nmNorth N
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