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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 Friday, April 19, 2013 at 11:02:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 19' North, Longitude: 13° 60' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 454.94 meters/second, 1637.8 km/hour, 1017.7 miles/hour or 884.3 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"16.96 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 minorth16.96 mi
1 hour15° 00' 08.0"1017.64 miwest0° 00' 51.7"0.99 minorth1017.61 mi
24 hours0° 03' 10.2"3.59 miwest0° 20' 34.8"23.58 minorth23.85 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, April 19, 2013 at 11:02:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 41' North, Longitude: 117° 35' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 438.67 meters/second, 1579.2 km/hour, 981.3 miles/hour or 852.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.2"16.35 miwest0° 00' 08.4"0.16 misouth16.36 mi
1 hour14° 32' 15.4"981.17 miwest0° 08' 24.0"9.62 misouth981.48 mi
24 hours11° 05' 26.8"748.58 mieast3° 38' 15.5"250.04 misouth793.80 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MaiduguriFri 12:02 PM108 km67 miles59 nmWest-northwest WNW
NdjamenaFri 12:02 PM145 km90 miles78 nmNortheast NE
GarouaFri 12:02 PM232 km144 miles125 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MoundouFri 12:02 PM379 km236 miles205 nmSoutheast SE
JalingoFri 12:02 PM394 km245 miles213 nmSouthwest SW
SarhFri 12:02 PM537 km334 miles290 nmEast-southeast ESE
KanoFri 12:02 PM602 km374 miles325 nmWest W
ZinderFri 12:02 PM610 km379 miles329 nmWest-northwest WNW
KadunaFri 12:02 PM722 km449 miles390 nmWest W
BamendaFri 12:02 PM728 km453 miles393 nmSouthwest SW
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