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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.

= The Sun's position directly overhead (zenith) in relation to an observer.

= The Moon's position at its zenith in relation to an observer (Moon phase is not shown).

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, June 21, 2012 at 11:08:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 26' North, Longitude: 13° 28' East

The ground speed is currently 425.73 meters/second, 1532.6 kilometres/hour, 952.3 miles/hour or 827.6 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"15.87 miWest0° 00' 00.0"0.00 miSouth15.87 mi
1 hour14° 59' 51.8"951.90 miWest0° 00' 00.5"0.01 miSouth951.90 mi
24 hours0° 03' 16.4"3.47 miEast0° 00' 24.7"0.47 miSouth3.50 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, June 21, 2012 at 11:08:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 00' North, Longitude: 35° 21' East

The ground speed is currently 426.79 meters/second, 1536.4 kilometres/hour, 954.7 miles/hour or 829.6 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' 30.4"15.91 miWest0° 00' 06.6"0.13 miSouth15.91 mi
1 hour14° 30' 28.4"954.43 miWest0° 06' 42.2"7.69 miSouth954.77 mi
24 hours11° 42' 34.3"770.41 miEast3° 04' 53.6"211.90 miSouth805.11 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
SabhaThu 1:08 PM411 km255 miles222 nm NNE
TamanrassetThu 12:08 PM817 km508 miles441 nm W
ArlitThu 12:08 PM818 km508 miles442 nm SW
Faya-LargeauThu 12:08 PM846 km526 miles457 nm SE
MisrataThu 1:08 PM1003 km623 miles542 nm N
KufraThu 1:08 PM1004 km624 miles542 nm E
TripoliThu 1:08 PM1049 km652 miles566 nm N
NdjamenaThu 12:08 PM1265 km786 miles683 nm S
KanoThu 12:08 PM1370 km852 miles740 nm SSW
Valletta *Thu 1:08 PM1385 km861 miles748 nm N