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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 = Monday, May 3, 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).

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= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Monday, May 3, 2010 at 14:00:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 45' North, Longitude: 30° 47' 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"998.71 miWest0° 00' 43.9"0.84 miNorth998.68 mi
24 hours0° 01' 27.0"1.61 miWest0° 17' 26.6"19.99 miNorth20.05 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, May 3, 2010 at 14:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 35' South, Longitude: 145° 41' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 414.12 meters/second, 1490.8 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' 53.9"926.01 miWest0° 06' 03.1"6.94 miNorth926.37 mi
24 hours11° 41' 23.0"746.72 miEast2° 51' 58.6"197.20 miNorth779.48 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 PM632 km393 miles341 nmEast-northeast ENE
PraiaMon 1:00 PM786 km488 miles424 nmEast E
DakarMon 2:00 PM1439 km894 miles777 nmEast E
BanjulMon 2:00 PM1551 km964 miles838 nmEast E
NouakchottMon 2:00 PM1597 km993 miles863 nmEast-northeast ENE
BissauMon 2:00 PM1698 km1055 miles917 nmEast-southeast ESE
ConakryMon 2:00 PM1977 km1229 miles1068 nmEast-southeast ESE
FreetownMon 2:00 PM2070 km1286 miles1118 nmEast-southeast ESE
El Aaiún *Mon 3:00 PM2213 km1375 miles1195 nmNortheast NE
FortalezaMon 11:00 AM2317 km1440 miles1251 nmSouth-southwest SSW

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