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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 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 12:44:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 31' North, Longitude: 11° 40' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.64 meters/second, 1543.1 km/hour, 958.8 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"958.51 miwest0° 00' 16.6"0.32 minorth958.50 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° 24' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 412.92 meters/second, 1486.5 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' 00.7"0.01 misouth15.40 mi
1 hour14° 21' 52.6"923.42 miwest0° 00' 37.3"0.71 misouth923.39 mi
24 hours344° 53' 04.3"971.65 miwest0° 29' 48.9"34.19 minorth973.91 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TidjikjaMon 12:44 PM439 km273 miles237 nmSouth S
Dakhla *Mon 1:44 PM456 km283 miles246 nmWest-northwest WNW
Smara *Mon 1:44 PM468 km291 miles253 nmNorth N
Cape Bojador *Mon 1:44 PM492 km306 miles266 nmNorthwest NW
El Aaiún *Mon 1:44 PM536 km333 miles290 nmNorth-northwest NNW
NouadhibouMon 12:44 PM581 km361 miles314 nmWest-southwest WSW
NouakchottMon 12:44 PM665 km413 miles359 nmSouthwest SW
TindoufMon 1:44 PM674 km419 miles364 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Las Palmas (ES-Canary) *Mon 1:44 PM729 km453 miles394 nmNorth-northwest NNW
RossoMon 12:44 PM793 km493 miles428 nmSouth-southwest SSW
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