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Day and Night World Map

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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, April 17, 2014 at 11:56:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 10° 33' North
Longitude: 0° 37' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 456.12 meters/second, 1642.0 km/hour, 1020.3 miles/hour or 886.6 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"1020.28 miwest0° 00' 52.7"1.01 minorth1020.26 mi
24 hours0° 03' 23.9"3.85 miwest0° 20' 58.8"24.04 minorth24.34 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 11:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 16° 37' South
Longitude: 152° 11' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.40 meters/second, 1542.2 km/hour, 958.3 miles/hour or 832.7 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.2"15.97 miwest0° 00' 05.5"0.10 misouth15.97 mi
1 hour14° 27' 11.9"958.12 miwest0° 05' 26.4"6.23 misouth957.91 mi
24 hours13° 20' 45.6"884.74 mieast1° 42' 14.1"117.19 misouth888.45 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MangoThu 11:56 AM26 km16 miles14 nmSouthwest SW
NatitingouThu 12:56 PM88 km55 miles47 nmEast-southeast ESE
KaraThu 11:56 AM127 km79 miles69 nmSouth-southeast SSE
DjougouThu 12:56 PM148 km92 miles80 nmSoutheast SE
SokodéThu 11:56 AM182 km113 miles98 nmSouth-southeast SSE
TamaleThu 11:56 AM204 km127 miles110 nmSouthwest SW
ParakouThu 12:56 PM258 km160 miles139 nmEast-southeast ESE
KandiThu 12:56 PM262 km163 miles141 nmEast-northeast ENE
OuagadougouThu 11:56 AM309 km192 miles167 nmNorthwest NW
AtakpaméThu 11:56 AM339 km210 miles183 nmSouth S
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