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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 7, 2012 at 11:44:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 17° 00' North
Longitude: 2° 51' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 443.71 meters/second, 1597.3 km/hour, 992.5 miles/hour or 862.5 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.54 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 minorth16.54 mi
1 hour15° 00' 02.2"992.37 miwest0° 00' 40.9"0.78 minorth992.34 mi
24 hours0° 00' 50.3"0.92 miwest0° 16' 13.3"18.59 minorth18.62 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, May 7, 2012 at 11:44:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 21° 15' South
Longitude: 157° 30' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 414.23 meters/second, 1491.2 km/hour, 926.6 miles/hour or 805.2 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 21.9"15.44 miwest0° 00' 03.0"0.06 misouth15.44 mi
1 hour14° 22' 00.2"926.34 miwest0° 02' 56.7"3.38 misouth926.19 mi
24 hours15° 07' 24.0"975.08 mieast0° 25' 38.1"29.40 misouth974.10 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NiameyMon 12:44 PM394 km245 miles213 nmSouth-southwest SSW
SokotoMon 12:44 PM506 km314 miles273 nmSouth-southeast SSE
AgadezMon 12:44 PM546 km340 miles295 nmEast E
MaradiMon 12:44 PM599 km372 miles323 nmSoutheast SE
OuagadougouMon 11:44 AM697 km433 miles376 nmSouthwest SW
ZinderMon 12:44 PM747 km464 miles403 nmEast-southeast ESE
KoudougouMon 11:44 AM770 km478 miles416 nmSouthwest SW
KanoMon 12:44 PM824 km512 miles445 nmSoutheast SE
KaraMon 11:44 AM844 km525 miles456 nmSouth-southwest SSW
ParakouMon 12:44 PM848 km527 miles458 nmSouth S
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