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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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Map notes

Position of the Sun

On Sunday, April 4, 2010 at 14:00:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 5° 47' North
Longitude: 29° 32' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 461.57 meters/second, 1661.7 km/hour, 1032.5 miles/hour or 897.2 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.21 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 minorth17.21 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.8"1032.55 miwest0° 00' 57.0"1.09 minorth1032.54 mi
24 hours0° 04' 19.9"4.97 miwest0° 22' 48.4"26.12 minorth26.59 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, April 4, 2010 at 14:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 25° 14' South
Longitude: 139° 25' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 404.81 meters/second, 1457.3 km/hour, 905.5 miles/hour or 786.9 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.7"15.09 miwest0° 00' 01.1"0.02 minorth15.09 mi
1 hour14° 27' 49.3"905.19 miwest0° 01' 14.2"1.42 minorth905.27 mi
24 hours12° 36' 26.3"789.10 mieast1° 05' 00.4"74.58 minorth796.06 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PraiaSun 1:00 PM1205 km749 miles650 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FortalezaSun 11:00 AM1458 km906 miles787 nmSouthwest SW
RecifeSun 11:00 AM1647 km1023 miles889 nmSouth-southwest SSW
DakarSun 2:00 PM1648 km1024 miles890 nmNortheast NE
BanjulSun 2:00 PM1654 km1028 miles893 nmEast-northeast ENE
BissauSun 2:00 PM1674 km1040 miles904 nmEast-northeast ENE
ConakrySun 2:00 PM1792 km1114 miles968 nmEast-northeast ENE
FreetownSun 2:00 PM1824 km1133 miles985 nmEast E
NouakchottSun 2:00 PM2004 km1246 miles1082 nmNortheast NE
MonroviaSun 2:00 PM2073 km1288 miles1119 nmEast E
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