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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 = Monday, June 4, 2012 at 11:44:00 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 Monday, June 4, 2012 at 11:44:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 30' North, Longitude: 3° 36' East

The ground speed is currently 428.66 meters/second, 1543.2 kilometres/hour, 958.9 miles/hour or 833.2 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"15.98 miWest0° 00' 00.3"0.01 miNorth15.98 mi
1 hour14° 59' 53.4"958.48 miWest0° 00' 16.6"0.32 miNorth958.46 mi
24 hours0° 02' 38.0"2.81 miEast0° 06' 30.5"7.47 miNorth7.98 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, June 4, 2012 at 11:44:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 41' South, Longitude: 175° 58' West

The ground speed is currently 412.96 meters/second, 1486.6 kilometres/hour, 923.8 miles/hour or 802.7 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' 21.8"15.40 miWest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 miSouth15.40 mi
1 hour14° 21' 51.9"923.43 miWest0° 00' 47.4"0.91 miSouth923.39 mi
24 hours15° 07' 48.2"972.61 miEast0° 25' 53.6"29.69 miNorth974.51 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
TamanrassetMon 12:44 PM200 km124 miles108 nmEast E
In SalahMon 12:44 PM531 km330 miles287 nmNorth-northwest NNW
ArlitMon 12:44 PM574 km357 miles310 nmSoutheast SE
TimbuktuMon 11:44 AM940 km584 miles507 nmSouthwest SW
NiameyMon 12:44 PM1008 km626 miles544 nmSouth S
OuagadougouMon 11:44 AM1247 km775 miles673 nmSouth-southwest SSW
KanoMon 12:44 PM1276 km793 miles689 nmSouth-southeast SSE
TripoliMon 1:44 PM1487 km924 miles803 nmNortheast NE
Marrakech *Mon 12:44 PM1529 km950 miles826 nmNorthwest NW
Fes *Mon 12:44 PM1529 km950 miles826 nmNorth-northwest NNW

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