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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

UTC time = Saturday, May 1, 2010 at 2:00:00 PM.

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Sun symbol = The Sun's position directly overhead (zenith) in relation to an observer.

Moon symbol = The Moon's position at its zenith in relation to an observer (Moon phase is not shown).

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= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Saturday, May 1, 2010 at 14:00:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 09' North, Longitude: 30° 43' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.84 meters/second, 1612.2 km/hour, 1001.8 miles/hour or 870.5 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' 04.5"1001.59 miWest0° 00' 45.1"0.86 miNorth1001.56 mi
24 hours0° 01' 43.9"1.93 miWest0° 17' 57.3"20.58 miNorth20.67 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, May 1, 2010 at 14:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 25° 07' South, Longitude: 171° 07' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 404.76 meters/second, 1457.1 km/hour, 905.4 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' 26.8"15.09 miWest0° 00' 00.0"0.00 miSouth15.09 mi
1 hour14° 26' 51.1"905.01 miWest0° 00' 03.7"0.07 miNorth905.02 mi
24 hours13° 01' 38.4"816.12 miEast0° 39' 25.0"45.22 miNorth819.54 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MindeloSat 1:00 PM643 km400 miles347 nmEast-northeast ENE
PraiaSat 1:00 PM776 km482 miles419 nmEast E
DakarSat 2:00 PM1431 km889 miles773 nmEast E
BanjulSat 2:00 PM1538 km956 miles830 nmEast E
NouakchottSat 2:00 PM1606 km998 miles867 nmEast-northeast ENE
BissauSat 2:00 PM1679 km1043 miles906 nmEast E
ConakrySat 2:00 PM1952 km1213 miles1054 nmEast-southeast ESE
FreetownSat 2:00 PM2042 km1269 miles1103 nmEast-southeast ESE
El AaiúnSat 2:00 PM2249 km1398 miles1214 nmNortheast NE
FortalezaSat 11:00 AM2259 km1403 miles1220 nmSouth-southwest SSW

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