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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 Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 11:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 40' North, Longitude: 8° 34' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.43 meters/second, 1668.3 km/hour, 1036.7 miles/hour or 900.8 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.28 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 minorth17.28 mi
1 hour15° 00' 11.3"1036.73 miwest0° 00' 58.7"1.12 minorth1036.72 mi
24 hours0° 04' 30.7"5.20 miwest0° 23' 27.6"26.87 minorth27.37 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 11:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 32' South, Longitude: 34° 31' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 440.79 meters/second, 1586.8 km/hour, 986.0 miles/hour or 856.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.0"16.43 miwest0° 00' 10.2"0.20 minorth16.43 mi
1 hour14° 27' 08.5"985.96 miwest0° 10' 21.1"11.86 minorth986.27 mi
24 hours13° 00' 36.5"887.58 mieast4° 22' 18.0"300.44 minorth941.60 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MalaboThu 12:30 PM122 km76 miles66 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BataThu 12:30 PM160 km99 miles86 nmSoutheast SE
Santo António (Príncipe)Thu 11:30 AM171 km106 miles92 nmSouthwest SW
DoualaThu 12:30 PM197 km123 miles107 nmNortheast NE
LibrevilleThu 12:30 PM270 km168 miles146 nmSouth-southeast SSE
UyoThu 12:30 PM271 km169 miles146 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Port HarcourtThu 12:30 PM294 km183 miles159 nmNorthwest NW
EbebiyínThu 12:30 PM312 km194 miles169 nmEast E
São ToméThu 11:30 AM329 km204 miles178 nmSouthwest SW
YaoundéThu 12:30 PM353 km219 miles190 nmEast-northeast ENE
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