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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

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Position of the Sun

On Monday, June 4, 2012 at 11:54:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 22° 31' North
Longitude: 0° 50' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.66 meters/second, 1543.2 km/hour, 958.9 miles/hour or 833.2 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"15.98 miwest0° 00' 00.3"0.01 minorth15.98 mi
1 hour14° 59' 53.4"958.54 miwest0° 00' 16.6"0.32 minorth958.52 mi
24 hours0° 02' 38.0"2.81 mieast0° 06' 30.3"7.46 minorth7.97 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, June 4, 2012 at 11:54:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 21° 41' South
Longitude: 178° 37' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 412.95 meters/second, 1486.6 km/hour, 923.7 miles/hour or 802.7 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 21.8"15.40 miwest0° 00' 00.8"0.02 misouth15.40 mi
1 hour14° 21' 52.0"923.48 miwest0° 00' 45.5"0.87 misouth923.44 mi
24 hours15° 07' 38.8"972.50 mieast0° 26' 36.3"30.51 minorth974.46 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AgadezMon 12:54 PM969 km602 miles523 nmSoutheast SE
NiameyMon 12:54 PM1005 km624 miles543 nmSouth S
OuagadougouMon 11:54 AM1150 km714 miles621 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Marrakech *Mon 12:54 PM1335 km830 miles721 nmNorthwest NW
Fes *Mon 12:54 PM1398 km869 miles755 nmNorth-northwest NNW
KanoMon 12:54 PM1421 km883 miles767 nmSoutheast SE
BamakoMon 11:54 AM1437 km893 miles776 nmSouthwest SW
Rabat *Mon 12:54 PM1481 km921 miles800 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Casablanca *Mon 12:54 PM1482 km921 miles800 nmNorth-northwest NNW
El Aaiún *Mon 12:54 PM1507 km936 miles814 nmWest-northwest WNW
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