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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 Monday, May 6, 2013 at 11:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 39' North, Longitude: 1° 52' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 444.51 meters/second, 1600.2 km/hour, 994.3 miles/hour or 864.1 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.57 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 minorth16.57 mi
1 hour15° 00' 02.6"994.18 miwest0° 00' 41.7"0.80 minorth994.15 mi
24 hours0° 00' 58.5"1.08 miwest0° 16' 35.0"19.01 minorth19.04 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, May 6, 2013 at 11:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 29' North, Longitude: 37° 54' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.50 meters/second, 1611.0 km/hour, 1001.0 miles/hour or 869.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.2"16.68 miwest0° 00' 10.5"0.20 minorth16.68 mi
1 hour14° 32' 12.1"1000.99 miwest0° 10' 36.9"12.16 minorth1000.91 mi
24 hours11° 07' 41.0"766.28 mieast4° 04' 06.6"279.61 minorth812.65 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NiameyMon 12:48 PM349 km217 miles188 nmSouth S
DoriMon 11:48 AM356 km221 miles192 nmSouthwest SW
Fada N'gourmaMon 11:48 AM534 km332 miles288 nmSouth-southwest SSW
SokotoMon 12:48 PM539 km335 miles291 nmSoutheast SE
OuahigouyaMon 11:48 AM573 km356 miles310 nmSouthwest SW
OuagadougouMon 11:48 AM599 km372 miles324 nmSouthwest SW
KandiMon 12:48 PM622 km387 miles336 nmSouth S
ArlitMon 12:48 PM629 km391 miles340 nmEast-northeast ENE
AgadezMon 12:48 PM653 km406 miles352 nmEast E
MaradiMon 12:48 PM662 km412 miles358 nmEast-southeast ESE
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