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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 9, 2013 at 11:48:00 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 9, 2013 at 11:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 28' North, Longitude: 2° 07' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.58 meters/second, 1593.3 km/hour, 990.0 miles/hour or 860.3 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.50 miWest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 miNorth16.50 mi
1 hour15° 00' 01.4"989.76 miWest0° 00' 39.6"0.76 miNorth989.73 mi
24 hours0° 00' 32.7"0.60 miWest0° 15' 43.3"18.02 miNorth18.03 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 11:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 06' North, Longitude: 3° 55' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.58 meters/second, 1553.7 km/hour, 965.4 miles/hour or 838.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.3"16.09 miWest0° 00' 06.4"0.12 miNorth16.09 mi
1 hour14° 31' 21.4"965.18 miWest0° 06' 28.8"7.43 miNorth964.94 mi
24 hours11° 31' 55.4"766.48 miEast2° 12' 52.5"152.30 miNorth777.09 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NiameyThu 12:48 PM438 km272 miles237 nmSouth S
DoriThu 11:48 AM445 km276 miles240 nmSouth-southwest SSW
ArlitThu 12:48 PM576 km358 miles311 nmEast-northeast ENE
SokotoThu 12:48 PM593 km368 miles320 nmSoutheast SE
Fada N'gourmaThu 11:48 AM627 km390 miles339 nmSouth-southwest SSW
AgadezThu 12:48 PM628 km390 miles339 nmEast E
OuahigouyaThu 11:48 AM649 km403 miles351 nmSouthwest SW
OuagadougouThu 11:48 AM687 km427 miles371 nmSouthwest SW
MaradiThu 12:48 PM693 km431 miles374 nmSoutheast SE
KandiThu 12:48 PM707 km440 miles382 nmSouth S

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