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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 = Sunday, May 2, 2010 at 8:50:00 AM.

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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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Position of the Sun

On Sunday, May 2, 2010 at 08:50:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 23' North, Longitude: 46° 45' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.34 meters/second, 1610.4 km/hour, 1000.7 miles/hour or 869.6 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"16.68 miWest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 miNorth16.68 mi
1 hour15° 00' 04.1"1000.46 miWest0° 00' 44.6"0.85 miNorth1000.43 mi
24 hours0° 01' 37.3"1.80 miWest0° 17' 45.5"20.35 miNorth20.43 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, May 2, 2010 at 08:50:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 24° 42' South, Longitude: 83° 21' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 406.55 meters/second, 1463.6 km/hour, 909.4 miles/hour or 790.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.7"15.16 miWest0° 00' 02.5"0.05 miNorth15.16 mi
1 hour14° 27' 49.9"909.03 miWest0° 02' 37.8"3.02 miNorth909.19 mi
24 hours12° 33' 23.7"789.25 miEast1° 37' 10.5"111.46 miNorth802.03 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Al MukallaSun 11:50 AM272 km169 miles147 nmEast-southeast ESE
SanaSun 11:50 AM273 km169 miles147 nmWest W
AdenSun 11:50 AM343 km213 miles185 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Ta'izzSun 11:50 AM357 km222 miles193 nmSouthwest SW
Al HudaydahSun 11:50 AM414 km257 miles224 nmWest W
AssabSun 11:50 AM507 km315 miles274 nmWest-southwest WSW
BosasoSun 11:50 AM525 km326 miles284 nmSouth-southeast SSE
ObockSun 11:50 AM533 km331 miles288 nmSouthwest SW
Khamis MushaitSun 11:50 AM536 km333 miles289 nmNorthwest NW
DjiboutiSun 11:50 AM574 km357 miles310 nmSouthwest SW

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