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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 30, 2010 at 9:00:00 AM.

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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 30, 2010 at 09:00:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 47' North, Longitude: 44° 23' East

The ground speed is currently 430.89 meters/second, 1551.2 kilometres/hour, 963.9 miles/hour or 837.6 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° 14' 59.9"16.06 miWest0° 00' 00.4"0.01 miNorth16.06 mi
1 hour14° 59' 54.7"963.49 miWest0° 00' 22.1"0.42 miNorth963.47 mi
24 hours0° 02' 06.8"2.27 miEast0° 08' 41.7"9.97 miNorth10.23 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, May 30, 2010 at 09:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 40' South, Longitude: 104° 37' West

The ground speed is currently 410.27 meters/second, 1477.0 kilometres/hour, 917.7 miles/hour or 797.5 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' 28.6"15.30 miWest0° 00' 04.6"0.09 miNorth15.30 mi
1 hour14° 28' 40.2"917.37 miWest0° 04' 38.7"5.33 miNorth917.66 mi
24 hours12° 11' 38.5"772.76 miEast2° 22' 04.7"162.94 miNorth796.34 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
RiyadhSun 12:00 Noon396 km246 miles214 nmNortheast NE
Khamis MushaitSun 12:00 Noon421 km261 miles227 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MakkahSun 12:00 Noon479 km298 miles259 nmWest W
BuraidahSun 12:00 Noon509 km316 miles275 nmNorth N
JeddahSun 12:00 Noon540 km336 miles292 nmWest W
MedinaSun 12:00 Noon572 km355 miles309 nmWest-northwest WNW
HofufSun 12:00 Noon665 km413 miles359 nmNortheast NE
SanaSun 12:00 Noon711 km442 miles384 nmSouth S
DammamSun 12:00 Noon778 km484 miles420 nmNortheast NE
Port SudanSun 12:00 Noon784 km487 miles423 nmWest-southwest WSW

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