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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 areas 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 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).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Sunday, May 2, 2010 at 14:00:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 27' North, Longitude: 30° 45' West

The ground speed is currently 447.20 meters/second, 1609.9 kilometres/hour, 1000.4 miles/hour or 869.3 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Sun 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' 04.0"1000.15 miWest0° 00' 44.5"0.85 miNorth1000.12 mi
24 hours0° 01' 35.5"1.77 miWest0° 17' 42.2"20.29 miNorth20.36 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, May 2, 2010 at 14:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 24° 27' South, Longitude: 158° 05' West

The ground speed is currently 407.51 meters/second, 1467.0 kilometres/hour, 911.6 miles/hour or 792.1 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Moon compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.1"15.19 miWest0° 00' 03.1"0.06 miNorth15.19 mi
1 hour14° 28' 09.7"911.18 miWest0° 03' 17.4"3.78 miNorth911.39 mi
24 hours12° 24' 36.6"781.60 miEast1° 51' 47.3"128.22 miNorth797.58 mi

Locations With the Sun Near Its Zenith

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

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LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MindeloSun 1:00 PM637 km396 miles344 nmEast-northeast ENE
PraiaSun 1:00 PM781 km485 miles422 nmEast E
Santa MariaSun 1:00 PM849 km528 miles458 nmEast E
DakarSun 2:00 PM1435 km891 miles775 nmEast E
BanjulSun 2:00 PM1544 km960 miles834 nmEast E
NouakchottSun 2:00 PM1601 km995 miles865 nmEast-northeast ENE
BissauSun 2:00 PM1688 km1049 miles912 nmEast-southeast ESE
ConakrySun 2:00 PM1965 km1221 miles1061 nmEast-southeast ESE
FreetownSun 2:00 PM2056 km1278 miles1110 nmEast-southeast ESE
El Aaiún *Sun 3:00 PM2231 km1386 miles1205 nmNortheast NE

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