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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 Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at 09:02:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 18' North, Longitude: 44° 36' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.17 meters/second, 1534.2 km/hour, 953.3 miles/hour or 828.4 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"15.89 miwest0° 00' 00.1"0.00 minorth15.89 mi
1 hour14° 59' 52.0"952.88 miwest0° 00' 06.4"0.12 minorth952.88 mi
24 hours0° 03' 11.1"3.37 mieast0° 02' 24.6"2.76 minorth4.36 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at 09:02:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 24' South, Longitude: 142° 01' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 408.98 meters/second, 1472.3 km/hour, 914.9 miles/hour or 795.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.1"15.25 miwest0° 00' 00.0"0.00 minorth15.25 mi
1 hour14° 24' 13.0"914.50 miwest0° 00' 06.0"0.12 minorth914.50 mi
24 hours14° 06' 45.8"896.04 mieast0° 44' 01.7"50.50 minorth899.91 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Ad DawadmiWed 12:02 PM135 km84 miles73 nmNorth N
RiyadhWed 12:02 PM263 km164 miles142 nmNortheast NE
BuraidahWed 12:02 PM344 km214 miles186 nmNorth N
MedinaWed 12:02 PM525 km326 miles283 nmWest-northwest WNW
MakkahWed 12:02 PM535 km332 miles289 nmWest-southwest WSW
HofufWed 12:02 PM556 km345 miles300 nmEast-northeast ENE
Hafar Al-BatinWed 12:02 PM585 km364 miles316 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Khamis MushaitWed 12:02 PM586 km364 miles316 nmSouth-southwest SSW
JeddahWed 12:02 PM594 km369 miles321 nmWest-southwest WSW
QatifWed 12:02 PM654 km407 miles353 nmNortheast NE
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