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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 Monday, May 3, 2010 at 09:00:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 41' North, Longitude: 43° 57' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.69 meters/second, 1608.1 km/hour, 999.2 miles/hour or 868.3 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"16.65 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 minorth16.65 mi
1 hour15° 00' 03.9"999.08 miwest0° 00' 44.0"0.84 minorth999.05 mi
24 hours0° 01' 28.8"1.64 miwest0° 17' 29.7"20.05 minorth20.12 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, May 3, 2010 at 09:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 04' South, Longitude: 73° 28' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 412.50 meters/second, 1485.0 km/hour, 922.7 miles/hour or 801.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.5"15.38 miwest0° 00' 05.5"0.10 minorth15.38 mi
1 hour14° 29' 31.3"922.44 miwest0° 05' 31.4"6.33 minorth922.78 mi
24 hours11° 50' 27.3"753.79 mieast2° 40' 32.4"184.11 minorth782.92 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
SanaMon 12:00 Noon47 km29 miles25 nmSoutheast SE
Al HudaydahMon 12:00 Noon146 km91 miles79 nmSouthwest SW
Ta'izzMon 12:00 Noon234 km145 miles126 nmSouth S
Khamis MushaitMon 12:00 Noon317 km197 miles171 nmNorth-northwest NNW
AssabMon 12:00 Noon324 km201 miles175 nmSouth-southwest SSW
AdenMon 12:00 Noon336 km209 miles181 nmSouth-southeast SSE
TadjouraMon 12:00 Noon447 km278 miles241 nmSouth-southwest SSW
DjiboutiMon 12:00 Noon462 km287 miles249 nmSouth S
Ali SabiehMon 12:00 Noon519 km323 miles281 nmSouth-southwest SSW
AsmaraMon 12:00 Noon539 km335 miles291 nmWest W
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