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Day and Night World Map

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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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Map notes

Position of the Sun

On Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 11:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 17° 28' North
Longitude: 1° 50' 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"989.83 miwest0° 00' 39.6"0.76 minorth989.80 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 these coordinates:
Latitude: 16° 06' North
Longitude: 4° 11' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.57 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' 21.3"965.23 miwest0° 06' 28.7"7.43 minorth965.00 mi
24 hours11° 31' 55.8"766.54 mieast2° 12' 50.3"152.26 minorth777.13 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 PM439 km273 miles237 nmSouth S
SokotoThu 12:48 PM610 km379 miles330 nmSoutheast SE
AgadezThu 12:48 PM657 km408 miles355 nmEast E
OuagadougouThu 11:48 AM670 km417 miles362 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MaradiThu 12:48 PM717 km445 miles387 nmSoutheast SE
KoudougouThu 11:48 AM733 km456 miles396 nmSouthwest SW
ZinderThu 12:48 PM868 km539 miles469 nmEast-southeast ESE
KaraThu 11:48 AM880 km547 miles475 nmSouth S
ParakouThu 12:48 PM904 km562 miles488 nmSouth S
TamaleThu 11:48 AM938 km583 miles507 nmSouth-southwest SSW
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