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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 = Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 10:14:00 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 Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 10:14:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 29' North, Longitude: 25° 45' East

The ground speed is currently 447.13 meters/second, 1609.7 kilometres/hour, 1000.2 miles/hour or 869.2 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"16.67 miWest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 miNorth16.67 mi
1 hour15° 00' 04.0"1000.00 miWest0° 00' 44.4"0.85 miNorth999.97 mi
24 hours0° 01' 33.7"1.74 miWest0° 17' 40.4"20.26 miNorth20.33 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 10:14:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 14' South, Longitude: 61° 24' West

The ground speed is currently 437.52 meters/second, 1575.1 kilometres/hour, 978.7 miles/hour or 850.5 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' 28.4"16.31 miWest0° 00' 09.5"0.18 miNorth16.31 mi
1 hour14° 28' 29.8"978.56 miWest0° 09' 39.8"11.07 miNorth978.91 mi
24 hours12° 17' 20.9"830.82 miEast4° 05' 59.9"281.79 miNorth882.70 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
Al-FashirThu 1:14 PM210 km131 miles114 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FadaThu 11:14 AM482 km300 miles260 nmWest-northwest WNW
Al-UbayyidThu 1:14 PM546 km339 miles295 nmEast-southeast ESE
AbéchéThu 11:14 AM559 km348 miles302 nmWest-southwest WSW
BiraoThu 11:14 AM658 km409 miles355 nmSouth-southwest SSW
KhartoumThu 1:14 PM729 km453 miles393 nmEast E
Faya-LargeauThu 11:14 AM758 km471 miles409 nmWest-northwest WNW
WauThu 1:14 PM896 km557 miles484 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MalakalThu 1:14 PM921 km573 miles498 nmSoutheast SE
Kufra *Thu 12:14 PM998 km620 miles539 nmNorth-northwest NNW

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