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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 Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 11:58:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 12' North, Longitude: 0° 23' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 443.22 meters/second, 1595.6 km/hour, 991.4 miles/hour or 861.5 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.52 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 minorth16.52 mi
1 hour15° 00' 01.9"991.20 miwest0° 00' 40.3"0.77 minorth991.17 mi
24 hours0° 00' 41.1"0.76 miwest0° 16' 00.6"18.35 minorth18.37 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 11:58:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 10' North, Longitude: 17° 42' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.59 meters/second, 1575.3 km/hour, 978.9 miles/hour or 850.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.7"16.31 miwest0° 00' 08.2"0.16 minorth16.31 mi
1 hour14° 31' 46.5"978.66 miwest0° 08' 12.5"9.40 minorth978.43 mi
24 hours11° 22' 10.2"765.85 mieast2° 57' 36.5"203.52 minorth787.63 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
DoriWed 11:58 AM354 km220 miles191 nmSouth S
OuahigouyaWed 11:58 AM457 km284 miles247 nmSouth-southwest SSW
NiameyWed 12:58 PM489 km304 miles264 nmSouth-southeast SSE
OuagadougouWed 11:58 AM549 km341 miles297 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Fada N'gourmaWed 11:58 AM574 km357 miles310 nmSouth S
KoudougouWed 11:58 AM589 km366 miles318 nmSouth-southwest SSW
KandiWed 12:58 PM762 km473 miles411 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MangoWed 11:58 AM764 km474 miles412 nmSouth S
KoutialaWed 11:58 AM764 km475 miles413 nmSouthwest SW
Bobo-DioulassoWed 11:58 AM789 km490 miles426 nmSouth-southwest SSW
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