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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 Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 12:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 57' North, Longitude: 12° 52' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 443.84 meters/second, 1597.8 km/hour, 992.8 miles/hour or 862.8 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.55 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 minorth16.55 mi
1 hour15° 00' 02.1"992.60 miwest0° 00' 41.0"0.78 minorth992.57 mi
24 hours0° 00' 49.6"0.91 miwest0° 16' 17.4"18.67 minorth18.69 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 12:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 42' North, Longitude: 41° 02' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 443.09 meters/second, 1595.1 km/hour, 991.2 miles/hour or 861.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.0"16.52 miwest0° 00' 09.5"0.18 minorth16.52 mi
1 hour14° 32' 05.8"991.02 miwest0° 09' 33.9"10.96 minorth990.84 mi
24 hours11° 13' 12.2"765.03 mieast3° 34' 03.9"245.23 minorth799.02 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TidjikjaTue 12:48 PM234 km146 miles126 nmNortheast NE
RossoTue 12:48 PM317 km197 miles171 nmWest W
NouakchottTue 12:48 PM354 km220 miles191 nmWest-northwest WNW
TambacoundaTue 12:48 PM362 km225 miles195 nmSouth-southwest SSW
ToubaTue 12:48 PM396 km246 miles214 nmSouthwest SW
Saint-LouisTue 12:48 PM402 km250 miles217 nmWest-southwest WSW
FarafenniTue 12:48 PM475 km295 miles256 nmSouthwest SW
ThièsTue 12:48 PM496 km308 miles268 nmWest-southwest WSW
GabúTue 12:48 PM536 km333 miles290 nmSouth-southwest SSW
DakarTue 12:48 PM550 km342 miles297 nmWest-southwest WSW
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