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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 Saturday, May 1, 2010 at 09:00:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 15° 06' North
Longitude: 44° 00' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.97 meters/second, 1612.7 km/hour, 1002.1 miles/hour or 870.8 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"16.70 miwest0° 00' 00.8"0.01 minorth16.70 mi
1 hour15° 00' 04.6"1001.96 miwest0° 00' 45.2"0.87 minorth1001.93 mi
24 hours0° 01' 45.5"1.96 miwest0° 18' 00.6"20.64 minorth20.73 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, May 1, 2010 at 09:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 25° 05' South
Longitude: 99° 09' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 404.77 meters/second, 1457.2 km/hour, 905.5 miles/hour or 786.8 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.6"15.09 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 misouth15.09 mi
1 hour14° 26' 39.8"905.10 miwest0° 00' 39.0"0.75 misouth905.06 mi
24 hours13° 07' 47.1"822.79 mieast0° 23' 06.0"26.50 minorth824.50 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
SanaSat 12:00 Noon37 km23 miles20 nmNortheast NE
Al HudaydahSat 12:00 Noon118 km74 miles64 nmWest-southwest WSW
Ta'izzSat 12:00 Noon168 km104 miles91 nmSouth S
AssabSat 12:00 Noon268 km166 miles145 nmSouth-southwest SSW
AdenSat 12:00 Noon272 km169 miles147 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Khamis MushaitSat 12:00 Noon381 km236 miles205 nmNorth-northwest NNW
TadjouraSat 12:00 Noon386 km240 miles208 nmSouth-southwest SSW
DjiboutiSat 12:00 Noon399 km248 miles215 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Ali SabiehSat 12:00 Noon458 km285 miles247 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Mek'eleSat 12:00 Noon520 km323 miles281 nmWest-southwest WSW
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