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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, April 17, 2014 at 11:56:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 33' North, Longitude: 0° 54' 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"1020.21 miwest0° 00' 52.7"1.01 minorth1020.19 mi
24 hours0° 03' 23.9"3.85 miwest0° 20' 58.8"24.03 minorth24.34 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 11:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 37' South, Longitude: 151° 54' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.41 meters/second, 1542.3 km/hour, 958.3 miles/hour or 832.8 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"958.06 miwest0° 05' 26.4"6.24 misouth957.85 mi
24 hours13° 20' 44.4"884.67 mieast1° 42' 16.9"117.23 misouth888.38 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 AM51 km31 miles27 nmWest-southwest WSW
NatitingouThu 12:56 PM59 km37 miles32 nmEast-southeast ESE
KaraThu 11:56 AM115 km72 miles62 nmSouth-southeast SSE
DjougouThu 12:56 PM126 km78 miles68 nmSoutheast SE
SokodéThu 11:56 AM175 km109 miles94 nmSouth S
Fada N'gourmaThu 11:56 AM179 km111 miles96 nmNorth-northwest NNW
TamaleThu 11:56 AM229 km142 miles124 nmWest-southwest WSW
KandiThu 12:56 PM232 km144 miles125 nmEast-northeast ENE
ParakouThu 12:56 PM232 km144 miles125 nmSoutheast SE
SavéThu 12:56 PM328 km204 miles177 nmSouth-southeast SSE
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