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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 12:44:00 PM.

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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 12:44:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 31' North, Longitude: 11° 24' West

The ground speed is currently 428.64 meters/second, 1543.1 kilometres/hour, 958.8 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"958.45 miWest0° 00' 16.6"0.32 miNorth958.43 mi
24 hours0° 02' 38.3"2.81 miEast0° 06' 29.5"7.45 miNorth7.96 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, June 4, 2012 at 12:44:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 41' South, Longitude: 169° 40' East

The ground speed is currently 412.92 meters/second, 1486.5 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"15.39 miWest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 miSouth15.39 mi
1 hour14° 21' 52.6"923.36 miWest0° 00' 37.5"0.72 miSouth923.33 mi
24 hours344° 53' 03.3"971.60 miWest0° 29' 44.6"34.11 miNorth973.86 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
TidjikjaMon 12:44 PM438 km272 miles237 nmSouth S
Smara *Mon 1:44 PM469 km292 miles253 nmNorth N
Dakhla *Mon 1:44 PM483 km300 miles261 nmWest-northwest WNW
Cape Bojador *Mon 1:44 PM509 km316 miles275 nmNorthwest NW
El Aaiún *Mon 1:44 PM545 km339 miles294 nmNorth-northwest NNW
NouadhibouMon 12:44 PM609 km378 miles329 nmWest-southwest WSW
TindoufMon 1:44 PM659 km410 miles356 nmNorth-northeast NNE
NouakchottMon 12:44 PM685 km426 miles370 nmSouthwest SW
Las Palmas (ES-Canary) *Mon 1:44 PM744 km463 miles402 nmNorth-northwest NNW
RossoMon 12:44 PM809 km503 miles437 nmSouthwest SW

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