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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 = Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 12:48:00 PM.

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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 Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 12:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 13' North, Longitude: 12° 53' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 443.19 meters/second, 1595.5 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"991.15 miWest0° 00' 40.3"0.77 miNorth991.12 mi
24 hours0° 00' 40.9"0.75 miWest0° 16' 00.1"18.34 miNorth18.36 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 12:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 16' North, Longitude: 29° 48' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.38 meters/second, 1574.6 km/hour, 978.4 miles/hour or 850.2 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' 45.7"978.19 miWest0° 08' 09.2"9.34 miNorth977.96 mi
24 hours11° 22' 31.3"765.89 miEast2° 56' 09.5"201.86 miNorth787.24 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TidjikjaWed 12:48 PM213 km133 miles115 nmNortheast NE
RossoWed 12:48 PM321 km200 miles173 nmWest-southwest WSW
NouakchottWed 12:48 PM343 km213 miles185 nmWest-northwest WNW
TambacoundaWed 12:48 PM391 km243 miles211 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Saint-LouisWed 12:48 PM409 km254 miles221 nmWest-southwest WSW
ToubaWed 12:48 PM413 km257 miles223 nmSouthwest SW
FarafenniWed 12:48 PM498 km309 miles269 nmSouthwest SW
ThièsWed 12:48 PM509 km316 miles275 nmWest-southwest WSW
DakarWed 12:48 PM563 km350 miles304 nmWest-southwest WSW
GabúWed 12:48 PM565 km351 miles305 nmSouth-southwest SSW

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