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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.

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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 10:46:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 32' North, Longitude: 18° 07' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 456.15 meters/second, 1642.1 km/hour, 1020.4 miles/hour or 886.7 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.01 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 minorth17.01 mi
1 hour15° 00' 08.6"1020.34 miwest0° 00' 52.7"1.01 minorth1020.32 mi
24 hours0° 03' 24.2"3.86 miwest0° 20' 59.4"24.05 minorth24.35 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 10:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 31' South, Longitude: 135° 19' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.67 meters/second, 1543.2 km/hour, 958.9 miles/hour or 833.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.2"15.98 miwest0° 00' 05.5"0.11 misouth15.98 mi
1 hour14° 27' 15.7"958.72 miwest0° 05' 33.1"6.36 misouth958.51 mi
24 hours13° 19' 27.2"883.79 mieast1° 45' 10.1"120.55 misouth887.87 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
SarhThu 11:46 AM156 km97 miles84 nmSouth S
MongoThu 11:46 AM194 km121 miles105 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MoundouThu 11:46 AM312 km194 miles169 nmSouthwest SW
NdjamenaThu 11:46 AM377 km235 miles204 nmWest-northwest WNW
MoussoroThu 11:46 AM387 km241 miles209 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Kaga-BandoroThu 11:46 AM407 km253 miles220 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MarouaThu 11:46 AM415 km258 miles224 nmWest W
AbéchéThu 11:46 AM470 km292 miles254 nmNortheast NE
BozoumThu 11:46 AM504 km313 miles272 nmSouth-southwest SSW
BiraoThu 11:46 AM511 km318 miles276 nmEast E
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