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Day and Night World Map

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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

See where the moon is over the horizon

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Map notes

Position of the Sun

On Monday, May 3, 2010 at 14:00:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 15° 45' North
Longitude: 31° 03' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.56 meters/second, 1607.6 km/hour, 998.9 miles/hour or 868.0 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' 03.8"998.78 miwest0° 00' 43.9"0.84 minorth998.75 mi
24 hours0° 01' 27.0"1.61 miwest0° 17' 26.6"19.99 minorth20.06 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, May 3, 2010 at 14:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 22° 35' South
Longitude: 145° 57' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 414.13 meters/second, 1490.9 km/hour, 926.4 miles/hour or 805.0 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.8"15.44 miwest0° 00' 06.0"0.11 minorth15.44 mi
1 hour14° 29' 54.0"926.08 miwest0° 06' 03.2"6.94 minorth926.45 mi
24 hours11° 41' 21.0"746.75 mieast2° 52' 01.1"197.26 minorth779.52 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MindeloMon 1:00 PM661 km410 miles357 nmEast-northeast ENE
PraiaMon 1:00 PM815 km506 miles440 nmEast E
DakarMon 2:00 PM1468 km912 miles793 nmEast E
BanjulMon 2:00 PM1581 km982 miles853 nmEast E
NouakchottMon 2:00 PM1626 km1011 miles878 nmEast-northeast ENE
BissauMon 2:00 PM1727 km1073 miles932 nmEast-southeast ESE
ConakryMon 2:00 PM2006 km1246 miles1083 nmEast-southeast ESE
FreetownMon 2:00 PM2098 km1304 miles1133 nmEast-southeast ESE
El Aaiún *Mon 3:00 PM2236 km1389 miles1207 nmNortheast NE
FortalezaMon 11:00 AM2311 km1436 miles1248 nmSouth-southwest SSW
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