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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

UTC time = Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 11:24:00 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).

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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 11:24:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 30' North, Longitude: 8° 14' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.10 meters/second, 1609.6 km/hour, 1000.1 miles/hour or 869.1 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"16.67 miWest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 miNorth16.67 mi
1 hour15° 00' 04.0"999.93 miWest0° 00' 44.4"0.85 miNorth999.90 mi
24 hours0° 01' 33.3"1.73 miWest0° 17' 39.7"20.24 miNorth20.31 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 11:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 02' South, Longitude: 78° 17' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.87 meters/second, 1576.3 km/hour, 979.5 miles/hour or 851.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.4"16.32 miWest0° 00' 09.7"0.19 miNorth16.32 mi
1 hour14° 28' 34.8"979.34 miWest0° 09' 43.9"11.15 miNorth979.70 mi
24 hours12° 15' 31.4"829.34 miEast4° 07' 17.4"283.27 miNorth881.70 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AgadezThu 12:24 PM165 km102 miles89 nmNorth N
ZinderThu 12:24 PM204 km127 miles110 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MaradiThu 12:24 PM254 km158 miles137 nmSouth-southwest SSW
ArlitThu 12:24 PM370 km230 miles200 nmNorth-northwest NNW
KanoThu 12:24 PM390 km242 miles210 nmSouth S
SokotoThu 12:24 PM422 km262 miles228 nmSouthwest SW
ZariaThu 12:24 PM495 km308 miles267 nmSouth S
KadunaThu 12:24 PM558 km347 miles301 nmSouth S
MaiduguriThu 12:24 PM669 km416 miles361 nmSoutheast SE
NiameyThu 12:24 PM696 km433 miles376 nmWest-southwest WSW

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