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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, September 23, 2014 at 08:28:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 06' South, Longitude: 50° 50' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.94 meters/second, 1670.2 km/hour, 1037.8 miles/hour or 901.8 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.30 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 misouth17.30 mi
1 hour15° 00' 13.0"1037.88 miwest0° 00' 58.3"1.11 misouth1037.88 mi
24 hours0° 05' 13.5"6.02 miwest0° 23' 21.9"26.76 misouth27.43 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 08:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 32' North, Longitude: 40° 35' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 450.24 meters/second, 1620.9 km/hour, 1007.2 miles/hour or 875.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 33.8"16.79 miwest0° 00' 09.5"0.18 misouth16.79 mi
1 hour14° 33' 53.2"1007.17 miwest0° 09' 33.3"10.94 misouth1007.26 mi
24 hours10° 30' 18.0"726.43 mieast3° 50' 46.6"264.29 misouth773.11 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MogadishuTue 11:28 AM656 km408 miles354 nmWest-northwest WNW
VictoriaTue 12:28 PM717 km445 miles387 nmSoutheast SE
GalkayoTue 11:28 AM848 km527 miles458 nmNorth-northwest NNW
KismayoTue 11:28 AM923 km574 miles499 nmWest W
Dar es SalaamTue 11:28 AM1482 km921 miles800 nmWest-southwest WSW
MoroniTue 11:28 AM1531 km951 miles827 nmSouth-southwest SSW
DjiboutiTue 11:28 AM1547 km961 miles835 nmNorth-northwest NNW
NairobiTue 11:28 AM1566 km973 miles845 nmWest W
AdenTue 11:28 AM1569 km975 miles847 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Addis AbabaTue 11:28 AM1676 km1042 miles905 nmNorthwest NW
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