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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 11:54:00 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 11:54:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 31' North, Longitude: 1° 06' 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"958.47 miWest0° 00' 16.6"0.32 miNorth958.46 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 Latitude: 21° 41' South, Longitude: 178° 21' West

The ground speed is currently 412.95 meters/second, 1486.6 kilometres/hour, 923.7 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' 00.8"0.02 miSouth15.40 mi
1 hour14° 21' 52.0"923.42 miWest0° 00' 45.7"0.88 miSouth923.38 mi
24 hours15° 07' 39.9"972.45 miEast0° 26' 32.0"30.43 miNorth974.40 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 12:54 PM455 km283 miles246 nmEast E
In SalahMon 12:54 PM538 km334 miles290 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AdrarMon 12:54 PM611 km380 miles330 nmNorth-northwest NNW
TimbuktuMon 11:54 AM767 km477 miles414 nmSouthwest SW
ArlitMon 12:54 PM777 km483 miles419 nmEast-southeast ESE
NiameyMon 12:54 PM1001 km622 miles541 nmSouth S
OuagadougouMon 11:54 AM1156 km719 miles624 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Marrakech *Mon 12:54 PM1353 km841 miles731 nmNorthwest NW
KanoMon 12:54 PM1406 km874 miles759 nmSoutheast SE
Fes *Mon 12:54 PM1410 km876 miles761 nmNorth-northwest NNW

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