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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 Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 11:12:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 58' North, Longitude: 11° 33' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 455.48 meters/second, 1639.7 km/hour, 1018.9 miles/hour or 885.4 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"16.98 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 minorth16.98 mi
1 hour15° 00' 08.2"1018.84 miwest0° 00' 52.0"1.00 minorth1018.82 mi
24 hours0° 03' 16.1"3.70 miwest0° 20' 46.0"23.79 minorth24.08 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 11:12:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 41' North, Longitude: 104° 01' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 432.81 meters/second, 1558.1 km/hour, 968.2 miles/hour or 841.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.0"16.14 miwest0° 00' 06.6"0.13 misouth16.14 mi
1 hour14° 32' 01.3"968.02 miwest0° 06' 44.6"7.73 misouth968.32 mi
24 hours11° 08' 22.0"742.01 mieast3° 01' 30.8"208.00 misouth775.54 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MaiduguriThu 12:12 PM199 km124 miles108 nmEast-northeast ENE
JalingoThu 12:12 PM231 km143 miles125 nmSouth S
GarouaThu 12:12 PM274 km170 miles148 nmSoutheast SE
KanoThu 12:12 PM350 km218 miles189 nmWest-northwest WNW
NdjamenaThu 12:12 PM402 km250 miles217 nmEast-northeast ENE
ZinderThu 12:12 PM420 km261 miles227 nmNorthwest NW
ZariaThu 12:12 PM421 km261 miles227 nmWest W
KadunaThu 12:12 PM453 km281 miles244 nmWest W
MakurdiThu 12:12 PM488 km303 miles263 nmSouthwest SW
AbujaThu 12:12 PM519 km322 miles280 nmWest-southwest WSW
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