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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 = Wednesday, April 10, 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 Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 11:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 07' North, Longitude: 3° 19' East

The ground speed is currently 459.31 meters/second, 1653.5 kilometres/hour, 1027.4 miles/hour or 892.8 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"17.12 miWest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 miNorth17.12 mi
1 hour15° 00' 09.9"1027.39 miWest0° 00' 55.3"1.06 miNorth1027.37 mi
24 hours0° 03' 56.5"4.50 miWest0° 22' 03.8"25.27 miNorth25.67 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 11:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 34' North, Longitude: 3° 28' East

The ground speed is currently 441.68 meters/second, 1590.0 kilometres/hour, 988.0 miles/hour or 858.6 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' 31.6"16.47 miWest0° 00' 09.3"0.18 miNorth16.47 mi
1 hour14° 31' 39.4"987.85 miWest0° 09' 25.0"10.79 miNorth987.66 mi
24 hours11° 23' 11.3"774.29 miEast3° 28' 42.7"239.11 miNorth805.73 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
SavéWed 12:48 PM92 km57 miles50 nmWest W
IbadanWed 12:48 PM104 km65 miles56 nmSoutheast SE
AbeokutaWed 12:48 PM105 km65 miles57 nmSouth S
OsogboWed 12:48 PM142 km88 miles76 nmEast-southeast ESE
ParakouWed 12:48 PM156 km97 miles84 nmNorth-northwest NNW
BohiconWed 12:48 PM172 km107 miles93 nmSouthwest SW
LagosWed 12:48 PM183 km114 miles99 nmSouth S
Porto NovoWed 12:48 PM195 km121 miles105 nmSouth-southwest SSW
CotonouWed 12:48 PM215 km134 miles116 nmSouth-southwest SSW
AtakpaméWed 11:48 AM250 km155 miles135 nmWest-southwest WSW

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