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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 Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 14:18:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 18' North, Longitude: 34° 03' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 456.49 meters/second, 1643.4 km/hour, 1021.1 miles/hour or 887.4 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.02 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 misouth17.02 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.6"1021.05 miwest0° 00' 52.3"1.00 misouth1021.08 mi
24 hours0° 04' 17.1"4.86 miwest0° 20' 59.7"24.05 misouth24.54 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 14:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 26' North, Longitude: 24° 56' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.71 meters/second, 1619.0 km/hour, 1006.0 miles/hour or 874.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 34.0"16.77 miwest0° 00' 09.3"0.18 misouth16.77 mi
1 hour14° 34' 06.5"1005.91 miwest0° 09' 25.0"10.78 misouth1006.05 mi
24 hours10° 22' 20.5"716.19 mieast3° 49' 07.3"262.38 misouth763.57 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PraiaTue 1:18 PM1252 km778 miles676 nmEast-northeast ENE
FortalezaTue 11:18 AM1633 km1015 miles882 nmSouth-southwest SSW
DakarTue 2:18 PM1869 km1161 miles1009 nmEast-northeast ENE
BanjulTue 2:18 PM1934 km1202 miles1044 nmEast-northeast ENE
BissauTue 2:18 PM2024 km1258 miles1093 nmEast E
RecifeTue 11:18 AM2037 km1266 miles1100 nmSouth S
BelémTue 11:18 AM2061 km1281 miles1113 nmSouthwest SW
CayenneTue 11:18 AM2103 km1306 miles1135 nmWest-southwest WSW
NouakchottTue 2:18 PM2130 km1323 miles1150 nmEast-northeast ENE
ConakryTue 2:18 PM2231 km1386 miles1205 nmEast E
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