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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 Sunday, May 2, 2010 at 13:00:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 27' North, Longitude: 15° 45' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.23 meters/second, 1610.0 km/hour, 1000.4 miles/hour or 869.3 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"16.67 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 minorth16.67 mi
1 hour15° 00' 04.1"1000.21 miwest0° 00' 44.5"0.85 minorth1000.18 mi
24 hours0° 01' 35.9"1.78 miwest0° 17' 42.8"20.30 minorth20.38 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, May 2, 2010 at 13:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 24° 30' South, Longitude: 143° 37' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 407.31 meters/second, 1466.3 km/hour, 911.1 miles/hour or 791.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.1"15.19 miwest0° 00' 03.0"0.06 minorth15.19 mi
1 hour14° 28' 05.9"910.73 miwest0° 03' 09.8"3.63 minorth910.93 mi
24 hours12° 26' 20.1"783.09 mieast1° 49' 00.3"125.03 minorth798.43 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
ToubaSun 1:00 PM65 km41 miles35 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Saint-LouisSun 1:00 PM103 km64 miles56 nmNorthwest NW
RossoSun 1:00 PM119 km74 miles64 nmNorth N
ThièsSun 1:00 PM145 km90 miles78 nmWest-southwest WSW
DakarSun 1:00 PM200 km124 miles108 nmWest-southwest WSW
FarafenniSun 1:00 PM208 km129 miles112 nmSouth S
BanjulSun 1:00 PM238 km148 miles128 nmSouth-southwest SSW
SerekundaSun 1:00 PM243 km151 miles131 nmSouth-southwest SSW
TambacoundaSun 1:00 PM291 km181 miles157 nmSoutheast SE
NouakchottSun 1:00 PM293 km182 miles158 nmNorth N
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