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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 = Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 11:48:00 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 Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 11:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 44' North, Longitude: 3° 23' East

The ground speed is currently 459.72 meters/second, 1655.0 kilometres/hour, 1028.4 miles/hour or 893.6 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° 15' 00.1"17.14 miWest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 miNorth17.14 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.1"1028.31 miWest0° 00' 55.7"1.06 miNorth1028.29 mi
24 hours0° 04' 00.7"4.58 miWest0° 22' 12.0"25.43 miNorth25.84 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 11:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 33' North, Longitude: 7° 50' West

The ground speed is currently 446.41 meters/second, 1607.1 kilometres/hour, 998.6 miles/hour or 867.7 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' 31.7"16.64 miWest0° 00' 10.5"0.20 miNorth16.64 mi
1 hour14° 31' 46.3"998.47 miWest0° 10' 34.9"12.12 miNorth998.37 mi
24 hours11° 18' 23.0"776.99 miEast4° 01' 25.1"276.52 miNorth821.18 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
AbeokutaTue 12:48 PM64 km40 miles35 nmSouth S
IbadanTue 12:48 PM70 km44 miles38 nmSoutheast SE
SavéTue 12:48 PM104 km65 miles56 nmWest-northwest WNW
OsogboTue 12:48 PM129 km80 miles70 nmEast E
LagosTue 12:48 PM142 km88 miles77 nmSouth S
BohiconTue 12:48 PM158 km98 miles85 nmWest-southwest WSW
Porto NovoTue 12:48 PM162 km101 miles87 nmSouth-southwest SSW
CotonouTue 12:48 PM184 km114 miles99 nmSouthwest SW
ParakouTue 12:48 PM195 km121 miles105 nmNorth-northwest NNW
AtakpaméTue 11:48 AM250 km155 miles135 nmWest W

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